Live Freshwater Fish - 2.5" Sunshine Pleco (L-014) - Suckermouth Catfish
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Latin Name: Scobinancistrus Aureatus (L-014)Common Name: Sunshine / Goldie or Golden PlecoAdult full size: 12”Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallonWater Parameters: 6.0-6.8pHSafe for Planted Tanks: NoFoods: Bloodworms, Shrimp pellets, Algae wafers
This is a beautiful variety of what are called ‘Fancy Pleco-s’; it originates from Rio Xingu in Brazil. Because of its maximum size, a large setup with powerful filtration is required, as is proper maintenance of water quality. It is more carnivores than it is herbivorous, so be sure to feed a mix of foods. It is a nocturnal feeder, so feed as late as you can. Highly oxygenated water is a must; good waterflow and driftwood is highly recommended, as is rocky hiding places. Avoid mixing with other pleco-s as fights over territory would be inevitable. As it gets larger it produces quite a bit of waste, so a robust filtration system cannot be overstressed.
We recommend using a drip line to acclimate this fish. Click here to buy!
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Unless it is specified in animal description above, the pictures posted are approximations: the fish you get may not be identical to the picture. This means some variation of color and size can be expected. This is especially true for juvenile fish that change color as they get bigger. Also, please keep in mind shipping stresses fish out; some may darken/lighten and may take several days to color back up. Some fish may not eat during this initial period. We recommend stocking a variety of...