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Hypostomus faveolus Honeycomb Pleco L037
Category: Catfish - Loricariidae
Price: £47.95 each
Discount: Buy 3 or more L037 and get 15% off!!
Stock: 5 in stock
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Care Level: Easy
Schooling Fish: No
The Honeycomb Plec.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 3 or more L037 and get 15% off!!|
L037 (Hypostomus faveolus, Honeycomb Pleco)
The Honeycomb Pleco is a beautiful, large suckermouth catfish that is known from both the rapids and slower flowing sections of rivers, on rocky and soft substrates.
Juveniles are known to dwell in smaller streams and oxbow lakes. This species grows to a substantial size and will require a spacious, mature aquarium with soft, acidic water.
Provide plenty of shady retreats amongst bogwood and sturdy rocky caves, ensuring all decor is secure as larger specimens can be a little clumsy at times. The water should be very well-filtered (adult fish produce a substantial amount of waste) and a moderate current/good level of oxygenation should be created by extra powerheads in order to simulate their natural riverine conditions. Ensure regular partial water changes are carried out to help keep nitrogenous wastes to a minimum.
This species is generally peaceful, although it can be rather territorial with its own kind and similar species. More than one specimen may be kept in the same tank if it is spacious and multiple hiding places/visual barriers are provided. Depending on various factors, including mood, sex, age, or surroundings, these fish are capable of quite considerable colour change.
An easily recognised catfish with a pattern of dark lines across a yellowy-brown ground colour forming a distinctive honeycomb-like pattern.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Territorial towards its own kind and other plecs of similar shape and size, but peaceful towards other community fish. The Honeycomb Pleco mixes well with medium sized characins, some of the more robust Corydoras catfish species, and many rheophilic cichlids.
Large adult males possess slightly longer pectoral fins, with thickened first rays. Gravid females appear wider when viewed from above.
Requires a mixed diet including algae but also catfish pellets, algae wafers, bloodworms, small pieces of prawn and mussel, and perhaps also bogwood as a source of dietary fibre. Not bred in captivity.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Brazil, Rio Tocantins and Rio Araguaia, Rio Lageado|
|Size||Up to 20 cm|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|