RUSTY PLEC

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Tropical -

Sci­en­tific name: Hy­pos­to­mus cochliodon Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: High-poss-tow-muss cok-lee-oh-don Size: 25cm Ori­gin: Only found in the up­per two thirds of the Rio Paraguay sys­tem of Brazil and Paraguay Habi­tat: Slow to mid-flow­ing rivers, al­ways around fallen wood Tank size: Min­i­mum 120x45x45cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Soft, slightly acidic wa­ter pre­ferred; 6.4-7.5 ph, hard­ness 4-15°H Tem­per­a­ture: Found be­tween 21-27°C Tem­per­a­ment: Peace­ful Feed­ing: Must have wood in the tank to graze on. Hard­woods such as ap­ple rec­om­mended Avail­abil­ity and cost: Rel­a­tively com­mon; from around £25

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