Three Beacon Pleco (Leporacanthicus triactis)
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Three Beacon Pleco
208 Litres (55 US G.)
22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")
6.0 - 7.6
25 -27 °C (77-80.6°F)
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- Three Beacon Pleco, L091
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Upper Orinoco River basin in Colombia and Venezuela.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier colouration.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A striking Pleco, it has a jet black body and fins, females are paler and more of a mottled brown with black spots, bar the first rays on the dorsal and caudal fins which have bands of red-orange.
- There are several colour variations of this fish occasionally seen including a "Tiger Fin" which has vibrant orange dorsal and caudal fins with black patches and the "Dragon Fin" which seems similar but with slightly less orange.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )