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Panaque suttonorum - Blue-eyed PlecoMagyarul / Hungarian
Panaque suttonorum - Blue-eyed PlecoPanaque suttonorum - Blue-eyed PlecoPanaque suttonorum - Blue-eyed PlecoPanaque suttonorum - Blue-eyed Pleco
  • Scientific name: Panaque suttonorum
  • Common name: Blue-eyed Pleco
  • Synonyms: Panaque suttoni
  • Group: Catfishes
  • Habitat: South America; Columbia, Guyana
  • Size: 45 cm
  • Biotope: In clear, oxigen-rich mountain streams
  • Social behavior: Peaceful species which likes peace. Therefore, only associate with other quiet fishes or keep in a species tank, perhaps with Peckoltia.
  • Diet: Omnivorous; In nature mainly algae, in aquarium tablet foods, frozen peas, algae, cucumbers
  • Breeding: Not likely in the aquarium
  • Tank: Minimum 300 litres
  • Population: 1 fish for 360 litres
  • Decoration: It's best to offer the species a shallow aquarium with a strong current, large surface area, coarse pebbles as subtrate and some large caves under tree roots.
  • Temperature: 22-25 °C
  • pH: 6.2-7.5
  • Hardness: 4-15NK°
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years

Description: The Genus Panaque is identified by the teeth, which are spoon-shaped. This means that the teeth are noticeably wider at the tip than at the base, and they use it for rasping the algae beds in their native rivers. A healthy specimen have bright blue eyes, this is where the common name came from. The Blue-eyed pleco has a dark grey to black body color. It is covered everywhere but the belly with large bony plates. The head is large, broad, and flat. The dorsal fin stands tall when erect. They are nocturnal fish that means they are more active at night.

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