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L47, Baryancistrus sp.
Magnum plec, Mango Pleco

Origin: South America, Amazon

Etymology: None

Synonyms:None

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.

Temperature:24-28°C

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..

pH: 6.5-7.5

Breeding:Unknown

Sexual dimorphism:Unknown

Prices: 30-50€

Additional:

Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus

References:

http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/gmango.html

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