Baryancistrus xanthellus
Explanation of the symbols

Family : Loricariidae
Origin : Brazil, Rio Xingu, Rio Iriri
Length of the fish : 25 cm - 10"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Golden Nugget Pleco
Rather peaceful fish that makes a territory.  Males are very intolerant to each other, so it is not wise to keep more then one male in your aquarium.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood and stones that make hiding places.  You can use plants for decoration as well.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  They prefer algae.

Breeding is not easy.  After a large changing of the water the eggs are laid and fertilized.  Young fishes grow very slow.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit
Jan Bukkems

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