Golden Nugget Plec
Behaviour Peaceful, bottom dweller, semi-nocturnal
Typical size 15cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 80cm
Temp Min: 23℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Sinking foods, wafers, pellets, vegetable matter
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Golden Nugget Plec Baryancistrus sp.
  • Golden Nugget Plec Baryancistrus sp. - thumbnail
  • Golden Nugget Plec Baryancistrus sp. - thumbnail
  • Golden Nugget Plec Baryancistrus sp. - thumbnail

Golden Nugget Plec

Baryancistrus sp.

The Golden Nugget Plec is one of the more popular and often seen suckermouth catfishes. As with other fish in this group, accurate identification can be difficult and there are several similar looking species, usually with variations in spot size. Golden Nuggets are peaceful and can be kept with most fishes without difficulty. The fish is party nocturnal and should be provided with hiding spots amongst wood. Although primarily an algae eater, they will take some frozen or meatier foods, which should be fed as a small part of their diet along with lots of vegetable/algae based foods. Soft water is preferable.

Family Loricariidae (Armoured catfishes) | Origin South America; Brazil

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