Peppermint Pleco (Parancistrus nudiventris)

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Peppermint Pleco

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Peppermint Pleco

Parancistrus nudiventris

57 Litres (15 US G.)

15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")




6.5 - 7.2

26 -29 °C (78.8-84.2°F)

5-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

L031, L176, L300, LDA04, Peppermint Pleco

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Heavy odontodal growth on cheeks, pectoral spines and body plates on mature males. Much less or non-existent on mature females.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be mistaken for Parancistrus aurantiacus, however, the P.nudiventris has subtle differences such as a lack of abdominal plates, buccal teeth more conspicuous, and shorter posterior dentary processes. This fish's colouration is attractive, it is a deep brown-black in base colour with many small white spots, which vary in size from fish to fish.

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