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Product Details

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Size

3cm - 5cm

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Care Level

Low

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

2''

"Discover the exquisite L201 Orinoco Angel Pleco! With its striking appearance and peaceful nature, it's a must-have for any aquarium."

Detailed Description:

Overview:

  • The L201 Orinoco Angel Pleco, scientifically known as Panaqolus albivermis, is a captivating freshwater catfish highly coveted by aquarists for its stunning appearance and serene disposition.
  • Originating from the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela, South America, this species adds an element of elegance and charm to any aquarium setting.

Appearance:

  • The L201 Orinoco Angel Pleco boasts a mesmerizing combination of bold black and white stripes, creating a striking contrast against its sleek, elongated body.
  • Its dorsal and pectoral fins are adorned with delicate filaments, adding to its ethereal beauty and earning it the nickname "Angel Pleco."
  • With its intricate patterning and graceful movements, the Orinoco Angel Pleco is a true standout in any aquatic environment.

Water Conditions:

  • Optimal water temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C).
  • pH range: 6.5-7.5.
  • Water hardness: 5-15 dGH.
  • Maintain excellent water quality through efficient filtration and regular water changes to ensure the health and vitality of Orinoco Angel Plecos.
  • Provide ample oxygenation and water movement to mimic their natural habitat.

Tank Setup:

  • Orinoco Angel Plecos thrive in a well-appointed aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, driftwood, and caves to explore and seek refuge.
  • Incorporate live plants such as Anubias, Java Fern, and Amazon Sword to provide cover and create a naturalistic aquascape.
  • Ensure the tank has a secure lid as Angel Plecos may attempt to escape, especially if startled or stressed.

Tank Mates:

  • Orinoco Angel Plecos are peaceful and can coexist with a variety of tank mates, including other peaceful fish species that share similar water parameters.
  • Suitable tank mates include Tetras, Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, Dwarf Cichlids, and peaceful freshwater shrimp species.
  • Avoid keeping them with aggressive or predatory species that may harass or prey on the Angel Plecos.

Feeding Habit:

  • As omnivores, Orinoco Angel Plecos have a varied diet and readily accept a range of foods, including high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, and spinach.
  • Supplement their diet with occasional feedings of live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia to provide essential nutrients.
  • Provide driftwood in the aquarium as Angel Plecos may graze on the wood for fiber and essential nutrients.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the well-being of Orinoco Angel Plecos and maintain water quality.
  • Perform frequent water changes of 25% every two weeks to remove waste and replenish essential nutrients.
  • Monitor water parameters using a reliable test kit and adjust as necessary to maintain stable conditions.
  • Keep an eye out for any signs of illness or stress, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or abnormal behavior, and address any issues promptly.

Breeding:

  • Breeding Orinoco Angel Plecos in captivity can be challenging and typically requires specific conditions and careful breeding practices.
  • Provide a well-established aquarium with ample hiding spots and caves for breeding pairs to spawn.
  • Maintain excellent water quality and offer a varied diet to condition breeding pairs for spawning.
  • Fry can be raised in a separate rearing tank and fed a diet of powdered commercial fry food or small live foods until they are large enough to consume standard fish foods.

L201 Orinoco Angel Pleco

SGD 27.50

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