Liposarcus pardalis Information & Care
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|Sub Family 1||Armored Suckermouth Catfish|
|Sub Family 2||Common Plecos|
|Common Name||Liposarcus pardalis|
|Scientific Name||Liposarcus pardalis|
The Liposarcus pardalis is a tropical fish known as a Plecostomus belonging to the Armored Catfish family (Loricariidae). It is one of a number of species commonly referred to as the Common Pleco by aquarists. It will grow to a maximum length of 15.75 inches (40 centimeters).
Natively, the Plecos originate in South America in the Amazon River Basin in a tropical climate and prefer water with a 7.0 - 7.5 pH, a water hardness of 10.0 - 20.0 dGH, and a temperature range of 73.4 - 82.4 °F (23.0 - 28.0 °C).
Although normally a bottom-dwelling fish, they have the ability to breath air from surface of the water during dry periods and those in which dissolved oxygen is too low.