Peppermint (L-31) Plecostomus

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Latin name: (Parancistrus sp.)

Care Level





Black, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



A Peppermint Plecostomus is an ideal species to keep in a planted aquarium. They are a hardy species that can thrive in a wide range of water parameters. With the right set up, they can be a great addition to your home aquarium. To ensure the health of the species, it is important to provide adequate aeration and water movement along with rocks and driftwood for hiding spaces. A 50-gallon aquarium or larger is the recommended size for this particular species. With the proper environment, a Peppermint Plecostomus can make for a lively and vibrant addition to your home aquarium. Furthermore, they are a low-maintenance species that can bring a unique, colorful presence to any aquarium.

Feeding the Peppermint Plecostomus is not difficult; it is not a picky eater and gets most of its nutrition from left over food and algae. In order to ensure it is receiving adequate nutrition, it is recommended to supplement with high quality flake food, sinking herbivore pellets, and freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex. To ensure the healthiest diet, rotate these supplements with fresh vegetables, such as cucumber and squash. Additionally, be sure to change the water regularly to keep the aquarium clean.

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