L398 – Tankei Tiger Pleco
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L398 Panaqolus tankei, also known as the Tankei Tiger Pleco, a stunning and captivating addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its distinctive striped pattern and intriguing behavior, the Tankei Tiger Pleco adds a touch of exotic beauty to your aquascape. This captivating fish is a true gem for enthusiasts who appreciate unique and eye-catching species, and adding it to your aquarium will elevate your aquatic display to a new level of elegance and charm.

Care Guide: The L398 Panaqolus tankei, or Tankei Tiger Pleco, requires specific care to ensure its well-being and to observe its natural behavior. Follow these guidelines to provide optimal conditions for the health and happiness of your Tankei Tiger Pleco:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Tank Size: A tank of at least 30 gallons is recommended for a single Tankei Tiger Pleco.
  • Substrate: Use soft sand or smooth gravel to create a comfortable environment for the pleco’s sensitive barbels.
  • Decor: Provide hiding spots such as caves, driftwood, and rock formations to mimic its natural habitat and offer security.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 75-82°F (24-28°C).
  • pH: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.5-7.5.
  • Hardness: Keep water hardness in the moderate range, around 4-10 dKH.

Filtration and Oxygenation:

  • Provide efficient filtration and gentle water movement to ensure good oxygenation.
  • Use a good quality canister filter to keep the water clean and free from debris.

Diet and Feeding:

  • Offer a varied diet of high-quality sinking pellets, wafers, and frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  • Supplement their diet with fresh vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, and spinach for added nutrition.


  • Choose peaceful and similarly sized tankmates that share similar water requirements.
  • Ensure that the tankmates are not aggressive or prone to fin-nipping.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • The Tankei Tiger Pleco is relatively peaceful and tends to be shy, especially in bright lighting.
  • They may become more active during the night or in dimly lit conditions.


  • Regular water changes are essential to maintain water quality and prevent the buildup of waste.
  • Keep the tank well-maintained and provide clean, well-oxygenated water.

Experience the exquisite beauty of the L398 Panaqolus tankei in your aquarium. Order now to witness the captivating striped pattern and intriguing behavior of the Tankei Tiger Pleco. Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or a beginner, the Tankei Tiger Pleco will provide endless fascination and a touch of exotic allure to your freshwater aquarium.


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