Gold Nugget Pleco (Baryancistrus sp "L081")

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Gold Nugget Pleco

Baryancistrus sp "L081"

114 Litres (30 US G.)

15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

24 -29 °C (75.2-84.2°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Loricariidae



Additional names

Gold Nugget Pleco, L081


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Do not keep this Pleco with others of it's own kind or indeed any other Pleco as it will be territorial towards these and even other bottom dwellers, should only be attempted in a larger tank. Will be peaceful towards mid or top-dwelling fish.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious and well filtered tank with plenty of caves and other hiding places in bogwood and rounded river stones.

Behaviour

A generally nocturnal Pleco that will be territorial towards other bottom dwellers.

Identification

An attractive and not often seen Pleco, similar to Baryancistrus xanthellus. The L081 has smaller, finer, spots and a dark brown base colour.

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