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The Leopard Frog Pleco (L134) , scientifically known as Peckoltia compta, is an attractive and distinctive freshwater catfish that adds a touch of elegance to aquariums. Recognized for its unique coloration and peaceful nature, the Leopard Frog Pleco is a sought-after species among catfish enthusiasts.



  • Average Size: 4-5 inches
  • Max Size: Up to 5 inches
  • Tank Size Required: 30 gallons or larger


Temperament: The Leopard Frog Pleco is generally peaceful and suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive fish. Provide hiding spots and structures like caves to make them feel secure.


Unique Traits: Distinguished by its distinctive coloration, the Leopard Frog Pleco features a pattern of light spots on a dark background, resembling the spots of a leopard. It has a flattened body and a sucker mouth typical of plecos.


Origin: Native to South America, the Leopard Frog Pleco is found in river systems across Venezuela and Colombia.


Other Names:

  • Peckoltia compta
  • L134 Pleco


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: The Leopard Frog Pleco is primarily herbivorous, and its diet should include high-quality sinking pellets, spirulina-based foods, and fresh vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber. Supplement their diet with occasional protein-rich foods like high-quality pellets or frozen brine shrimp.


Characteristics and Looks: The Leopard Frog Pleco is characterized by its eye-catching spotted pattern, resembling a leopard's markings. Its body is flat and elongated, typical of plecos, and it has a distinctive sucker mouth. As they mature, the spots intensify, creating a visually appealing display.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH (General Hardness): 5-15 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 3-10 dKH
  • Temperature: 76-82°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

L134 Leopard Frog Pleco

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