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PC4042

L204 FLASH PLECO (Panaqolus albivermis)

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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification P. albivermis has a unique pattern. A dark brown to black base coloration with very thin white to yellow vertical lines starting form on the upper body and reach to the lower body. As the fish grows lines tend to become broken to the point, sometimes, where they become spots. Fins have thin white to yellow bands. Juveniles have rather white lines, these lines tend to turn yellow as the fish gets older.
Distribution Peru : Rio Alejandro
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Upper Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Middle Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.6 - 8.6
Temperature 24.0-30.0°C or 75.2-86°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Typically found in parts of the river 30-50 meters wide river with a depth up to 1m. Conductivity around 190 microsiemens. A strong current is preferred.
Feeding A wood eating species; vegetables are avidly eaten. Animal protein can be given once in a while but should not be the main diet except when conditioning the fish for breeding as it helps the female to mature the eggs.
Furniture Sand or gravel bottom with a lot of driftwood. A few caves made out of slate plate or bamboo pipes as potential spawning sites.
Compatibility Juveniles are good citizens, they become more territorial as they grow to maturity
Suggested Tankmates Most ideally suited for the more active community tank with shoaling characins the ideal. Active fish should be chosen carefully as to avoid species that might nip at this plecos ornate tail fin extensions.
Scientific Name Panaqolus albivermis  Lujan, Steele & Velasquez, 2013
Common Names L204, Flash Pleco
Small Line Peru-Panaque (Germany)
Type Locality

Padre Abad Province, Irazola District, San Alejandro River, Ucayali River drainage, 8°55'02''S, 75°12'26''W, Peru, depth 195 meters.