Plecostomus | Mega Clown Pleco

Plecostomus | Mega Clown Pleco

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Hypancistrus sp. (L340)

Common Name: Mega Clown Pleco

Adult Size: 3 - 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 10+ years

Habitat: Freshwater Rivers of the Amazon

Minimum Tank Size: 10 - 20 Gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 73 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 6 - 10

Temperament: Generally peaceful and hardy species, excellent, undemanding candidate for most aquariums.

Diet & Nutrition: Primarily herbivorous and require a varied diet. Their diet should consist of vegetables, such as zucchini, cucumbers, and algae wafers. They will also eat meaty foods, such as bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Gender: It can be challenging to determine the sex of Mega Clown Pleco L340 until they reach sexual maturity. Males may have a broader head and more pronounced odontodes (bony protrusions) on their pectoral fins, whereas females may have a rounder abdomen.