Peckoltia sp. L387 is also known as the Tangerine Tiger Pleco and is an ideal species for the small to medium community aquarium. Featuring an impressive array of stripes & spots. These fish are not as readily available as other plecos, thus, the higher price tag.
Peckoltia sp. L387 can do well in a tank of 75L or larger. 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.
Suitable aquariums to consider include:
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Peckoltia sp. L387 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 Panaqolus sp. L397 - Alenquer Tiger Pleco, it’s often out-competed for food.
Here are some great tank mates:
Peckoltia sp. L387 do best on a high-protein diet. Offer them a steady diet of algae wafers and frozen or live foods such as bloodworms to meet their nutritional requirements. We recommend the Algae Wafers from Hikari, Fluval Bug Bites Algae Crisps, Vitalis Catfish Pellets and Sera Catfish Chips Wafers with Wood.
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A good filtration system is necessary. Known to be heavy waste producers, an efficient filtration system will ensure a clean aquarium. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size.
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Air pumps or bladders are recommended. Peckoltia sp. L387 like a stronger current, so make sure the filter’s outlet can meet that need. You can search for an ideal Pump for your tank in our online shop.
This pleco enjoys temperatures between 25 - 28° 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.
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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.
A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.