Three Beacon Pleco (Leporacanthicus triactis)

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Three Beacon Pleco

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Three Beacon Pleco

Leporacanthicus triactis

208 Litres (55 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")




6.0 - 7.6

25 -27 °C (77-80.6°F)

2-15 °d

1:1 M:F

5-10 years



Additional names

Three Beacon Pleco, L091


South America: Upper Orinoco River basin in Colombia and Venezuela.


Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier colouration.


A striking Pleco, it has a jet black body and fins, females are paler and more of a mottled brown with black spots, bar the first rays on the dorsal and caudal fins which have bands of red-orange.
There are several colour variations of this fish occasionally seen including a "Tiger Fin" which has vibrant orange dorsal and caudal fins with black patches and the "Dragon Fin" which seems similar but with slightly less orange.


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