The L90 Papa Lyretail Pleco (Panaque bathyphilus) is a stunning and sought-after species of pleco originating from the Amazon River basin in South America. This pleco species is known for its unique and extravagant lyretail, which is elongated and adorned with intricate finnage. It has a dark green body coloration.
- SOLD SIZE: 2.5"-3.5"
- Origin: Amazon River basin, South America
- Max size: Up to 12 inches
- Recommended tank size in gallons: 30 gallons or larger
- Water temperature: 75-82°F
- Temperament: Generally peaceful, but may become territorial towards other plecos or bottom-dwelling fish
- Preferred decor: Provide ample hiding places with caves, driftwood, and rocks to create a natural environment. Subdued lighting is appreciated.
- Diet: Omnivorous, but primarily herbivorous. Offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, and occasional vegetable matter like blanched zucchini or spinach.
- Lifespan: Up to 10 years with proper care.