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Rubber Pleco Parancistrus aurantiacus

Category: Catfish - Loricariidae

Size: 8-9cm

Price: £24.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful


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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.00 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-9cm

Parancistrus aurantiacus (Rubber Plec, Chubby Plec)

A medium-sized catfish with the unusual habit of changing its colour, from grey to gold. Fish intermediate between the two extremes are piebald, with grey and yellow patches. The fish usually only change from grey to gold, but there are reports of fish changing back.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A territorial, omnivorous suckermouth catfish. Needs an aquarium with a few good hiding places and good water quality. Eats all the usual foods, including algae wafers, softened vegetables, chopped seafood, bloodworms, etc. Intolerant of its own kind, but a good community fish when kept with midwater barbs, characins and non-aggressive cichlids.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Brazil
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 22 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5