Scientific Name:¬†Hypancistrus contradens¬†(L201)
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Approximate purchase size: 3-3.5cm
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class this as an intermediate care fish ‚Äì they need a well oxygenated tank.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Tank bred, but can be found in the wild in South America.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Cam be kept in groups
What water conditions do they require?
Temp: 25-30¬†¬∞ C
What should you feed them?
Omnivorous; should be fed a varied diet.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Widely compatible with community fish.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Yes, this pleco is often bred in captivity