Mega Clown Pleco has won the affection of aquarists thanks to its distinct appearance and low maintenance requirements. It is is a member of the Loricariidae family of South American suckermouth catfishes. They are not to difficult to keep and are suitable for the beginner aquarist.
Mega Clown Pleco requires a tank size at least 75L. However, it depends on the size of your pleco. Also, if you want to set up a community tank, you have to increase the tank size.
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Mega Clown Pleco - L340 can be kept in community tanks but are territorial towards their own species. They are peaceful towards other peaceful smaller species. If keeping multiple together, ensure plenty of space and provide caves and territories for each to claim. Avoid other larger or more active bottom-dwellers, because of the passive nature of the Mega Clown Pleco - L340, it’s often out-competed for food.
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Mega Clown Pleco - L340's are omnivores but have a liking for meaty high protein snacks. Feed them algae wafers, flakes and sinking pellets. They also accept treats like live or frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and insect larvae. Vegetables such as zucchini can be fed once a week.
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Water quality is vital. This fish produces a large amount of waste, so an excellent filter is essential. Cannister filters are a great option for medium to large aquariums. Ensure your filter has an adequate flow rate for your aquarium size.
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This pleco enjoys temperatures between 26 - 30° C. To manage stable water temperatures, we recommend installing a reliable aquarium heater and always monitor with an additional thermometer.
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There are no strict cultivars that these fish prefer. So, get creative and add a variety of plants that fit this environment. Floating plants or large-leaved plants like java fern are all good choices for your pleco tank. Pleco's enjoy shaded areas and places to hide, this makes them feel safe.
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These cave-dwellers will appreciate a replication of their natural habitat, and that means you have the option of adding rock structures, pleco caves, and driftwood. Creating caves enables your fish to feel safe and claim territory. This species requires wood in their diet to aid digestion, so adding driftwood to your aquarium is essential.
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These fish enjoy lower light levels with lots of shade and dark spaces to hide. If keeping live plants, they will need sufficient light to grow.
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Aquarium sand is ideal for plecos as they are bottom dwellers and will forage through substrate for food. If you prefer to use gravel, use a smooth and rounded gravel to protect their bodies.
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