Gypsy King Tiger (L-66) Plecostomus

lg 89872 Gypsy King Tiger L66 Pleco
Latin name: (Hypancistrus sp.)

Care Level





Black, Cream, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A planted aquarium with fast-growing plants, high aeration and water movement is essential for providing the Gypsy King Tiger Pleco with a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood will not only add to the natural habitat of the aquarium, but also offer the fish hiding spots to reduce their stress. A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for housing this fish to ensure their comfort. It is also important to properly maintain the aquarium to ensure the health of the Gypsy King Tiger Pleco. Regular water changes and tank cleaning should be conducted to keep a balanced ecosystem. Additionally, providing the right nutrition and a balanced diet is essential for the longevity of the fish.

The Gypsy King Tiger Plecostomus, despite its rarity, has gained a reputation among aquarists as a hearty and hardy fish species. This species has not been bred in an aquarium setting due to its scarcity and lack of knowledge about its breeding habits. However, continued research may provide insights into the breeding process of the Gypsy King Tiger Plecostomus, allowing for more widespread aquarists to breed and enjoy this species. Additionally, the hardy nature of the Gypsy King Tiger Plecostomus ensures that it is well-suited to a wide variety of aquarium environments. This makes it a great choice for aquarists of all experience levels.

Gypsy King Tigers are not picky eaters, so providing them with a varied diet is not difficult. They get most of their nutrition from leftovers and algae, so if there is no algae or leftovers present, add high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex to their diet.

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