Royal Panaque
Behaviour Peaceful
Typical size 25cm
Max size 40cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 120cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Algae, sinking foods, vegetable matter
pH Range 6-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Royal Panaque - Panaque nigrolineatus
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  • Royal Panaque - Panaque nigrolineatus - thumbnail

Royal Panaque

Panaque nigrolineatus

The stunning Royal Panaque grows up to 40cm in wild, but rarely reaches more than 25cm in the aquarium. The fish is a peaceful species which requires plenty of room. Hiding spots should be provided and the water should be well filtered, preferably with areas of flowing water. The Panaque is a great algae eater and will remove even tough algae. Large, or robust plants will not be harmed providing the fish has adequate algae and food. Feed on algae or vegetable based foods.

Family Loricariidae (Armoured catfishes) | Synonyms Chaetostomus nigrolineatus, Cochliodon nigrolineatus | Other names Panaque, Royal Catfish | Origin South America; Orinoco & Amazon River basins | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-7.5, very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Clear, moving waters

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