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L-204 Flash Pleco

Post by Kelly on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:20 pm



The juveniles of this species have a very bold pattern of light stripes which form into spots and stripes with age. There is an actual school of thought, mainly in Germany, that the smaller Panaques are actually Panaqolus and the larger species are Panaque, thus this species would then be Panaqolus sp. (L204). The differences are that Panaque have an oval shaped mouth and the jaws have very large spatulate teeth with a single cusp, arranged in a v form and Panaqolus have a small number of spatulate teeth.

Diet: All Panaque (Panaqolus) are wood eaters so would need this in an aquarium set-up. Feed also vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette (zucchini) and sinking tablets. Sexual differences: Males posses a broad head and odontodes on the posterior part of the body, behind the gill covers and on the pectoral spines. The latter two are a lot shorter in the females.

Common Name: Flash Pleco, L204
Synonyms: None
Family: Loricariidae ycipitidae
Distribution: Peru: middle to upper Rio Ucayali drainage
Size: 14cm. (5½ins)
Temp: 25-29°c (77-85°f.)
p.H. 6.0-7.5.
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Re: L-204 Flash Pleco

Post by Kelly on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:40 pm

These are next on my list have them sourced from two different stockists
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Re: L-204 Flash Pleco

Post by andrewo on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:57 pm

They are stunning; good choice!
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Re: L-204 Flash Pleco

Post by Kelly on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:44 pm

Ordered one tonight, they only had the one left so wait till they come back in and get some more
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Re: L-204 Flash Pleco

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Look really nice

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