Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae

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The robust Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae pleco is a South American Loricariidae that is found in Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare. Very similar to Panaque nigrolineatus, although P. nigrolineatus laurafabiana is recently (2020) proposed to be recognized as a distinct subspecies.

Care tips

  • Wood-eater thus provide bog-wood
  • Herbivore
  • Mainly plant-based diet
  • Enjoys (tinned) peas
  • Can become territorial
  • Will produce a lot of waste
  • Needs well oxygenated water
  • Good filtration is mandatory

Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae is also known by Panaque sp. cf. nigrolineatus, Watermelon pleco and L330.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the Watermelon pleco I have cared for. Make sure your Panaque is not malnourished.

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