Snowball Pleco (Hypancistrus inspector)
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76 Litres (20 US G.)
15.2-16cm (6-6.3 ")
5.4 - 7.6
22 -30 °C (71.6-86°F)
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- Snowball Pleco, L102
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- The female is black-brown with white spots while the male has a lot more reddish tones in its colours and white spots. The male has strong odontodal growth while the female has almost none and is a lot fuller and rounder in body shape.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Does well in a peaceful community tank, may be territorial to other pleco species.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- This pleco is primarily carnivorous but will eat some algae. Feed with live/frozen foods and spirulina. Also fond of zucchini and sweet potato.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a spacious tank with rock and bogwood decor.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful pleco.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This pleco is attractive with a dark base colour, which is more red on males, with white spots covering the body and fins. The fins are edged in a dark band.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )