Royal Panaque Tropical Fish Information

Panaque nigrolineatus
Royal Panaque
Behaviour Peaceful
Typical size 25cm
Max size 40cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 180cm
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)

Royal Panaque Tropical Fish Learn all about the Royal Panaque's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Royal Panaque is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Royal Panaque Facts

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

Royal Panaque Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Royal Panaque information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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