LDA25 Parotocinclus jumbo

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All assigned numbers: LDA25

Name: Parotocinclus jumbo

Common Names: LDA25, Pitbull pleco

Location: Brazil, Pernambuco, around Recife

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Appearance:
Mottled colouration which can change to blend with the substrate, they can especially lighten or darken. Parotocinclus are easy to distinguish from Otocinclus due to having an adipose fin.

Compatibility:
Very peaceful. Doesn't really a suit a busy fast moving tank. Likes to sit in the open and isn't shy. Parotocinclus jumbo prefer to be in a group.

Sexing and Breeding:
Males have longer pelvic fins which extend past the beginning of the anal fin. The females pelvic fin doesn't reah the anal fin. Not too difficult to breed, are suppoesed to like lots of cooler water changes to trigger spawning.

Diet:
Mostly vegetarian, will eat most veggies and spirulina wafer/tabs. They also roll gravel in their mouths to remove organic matter.

Water parameters:
Temp 20-26c PH PH 6.6-7.4
Sand is good as they will dive into it and stay hidden when alarmed.

Max Size:
2"

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