L47, Baryancistrus sp.
Magnum plec, Mango Pleco
Origin: South America, Amazon
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes Family: Loricariidae (Armored catfishes), subfamily: Baryancistrinae
First European import: 2000?
Description: See picture.
Care: Not much is known about these fish. They can be kept in larger tanks, at neutral pH. Adding some driftwood underneath which they like to hide is necessary.
Feeding: Besides algae the fish wil eat spirulina wafers, flake food and vegetables.
Size: Unknown, specimen in the picture was around 12-13 cm large, but over 20 cm has been reported..
Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus
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