Platinum Pleco (Hypancistrus sp "Platinum")

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Platinum Pleco

Hypancistrus sp "Platinum"

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")




5.8 - 7.5

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Corroncho Plata, Silver Pleco, Mega Crown Pleco

Origin[edit | edit source]

Exported from Bogotá, Colombia. The common name Corroncho Plata (silver pleco) suggests that this species is from the Orinoco basin, but this is unconfirmed and the collection location is presently unknown.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious well filtered mature tank with good water flow. Plenty of caves are a must have for this fish.

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