Snowball Pleco (Baryancistrus sp "L142")

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Snowball Pleco

Baryancistrus sp "L142"

246 Litres (65 US G.)

22.9-30.5cm (9-12 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.4

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Loricariidae



Additional names

Big White Spot Pleco, White Spot Pleco, Snowball Pleco, LDA33, L142


Origin

Sexing

Males have more pronounced pectoral rays with small bristles.

Tank compatibility

Becomes increasingly territorial towards other Plecos and bottom-dwellers as the fish matures. Will be peaceful towards mid and top-dwelling community fish.

Diet

Will graze constantly around the tank but generally will not touch algae. Feed a varied diet of algae or catfish wafers, blanched vegetables including courgette, cucumber and this fish shows a fondness towards sweet potato. Will also take occasional bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a spacious and well filtered tank with bogwood décor.

Behaviour

An active Pleco that will be most active at night and hide if bright lights are on. Will often sit near the outflow in the current.

Identification

Can be mistaken for many of the other spotted Plecos on the market, can be differentiated from the others by its dentition, it has 4 large rasping plates that cover most of its oval mouth as opposed to similar catfish with smaller plates.

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