Royal Panaque Tropical Fish Information

Panaque nigrolineatus
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
  • Royal Panaque - Panaque nigrolineatus - thumbnail
  • Royal Panaque - Panaque nigrolineatus - thumbnail

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.

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

If you have a question about keeping Royal Panaque's then please use our Royal Panaque help forum. Join 100's of other fish enthusiasts with 1000's of years experience between them caring for and keeping fish like these.


question mark     


Check Tankmates for the Royal Panaque fish species

Create a test community that includes the Royal Panaque fish species and other types you'd like to introduce - Assess tank size suitability based on filter type and volume, possible negative interactions and warnings.

Please check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Royal Panaque information box.
Tank Details
question mark  Rename your tank:
question mark  Length: (cm)
question mark  Volume: (Litres)
question mark  Filter type:

* Recent changes to stocking & filter advice October 2018
* This fishtank will only last for this session - to save your tank please Join/Log in


Stocking
question mark  Max Stocking level: 0cm
0-1 months 20%: 0cm
1-3 months 40%: 0cm
3-6 months 60%: 0cm
question mark  Current stock level: 0cm
Stock percentage: 0%
question mark  Suggested maximum
fish size for your tank:
0cm
My Fishtank Quantity Stock cm
There are no fish in your fishtank. To add fish, view a fish profile and click the 'Add to My Fishtank' button

If you'd like to talk about the "Royal Panaque" with our users, then we have a buzzing community of fish enthusiasts where you can talk about tank issues, Royal Panaque fish behaviour, Royal Panaque tank stocking and any other issues related to the Royal Panaque fish or other types you may have.

To save your details in the Fish Community Creator you must be logged in CLICK HERE to log-in or join


Help us keep great tools like this online by becoming a think fish supporter . You will help with our hosting and development costs. From as little as £1.16 per month - Become a Supporter today



Click to read the Latest Think Fish Discussions from Thinkfish users.

Think Fish Tropical Fish Forum
Tropical Fish Market Place
Fish of the month


Helping Fishkeepers With Their Fishkeeping Needs Since 2006