Baryancistrus xanthellus

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The stunning Baryancistrus xanthellus pleco is a South American Loricariidae that is found in Rio Xingu, Brazil. They are similar to Baryancistrus sp. cf. xanthellus (L081).

Care tips

  • Needs higher temperatures (>27℃)
  • Omnivore
  • High metabolic rate (feed several times per day)
  • Often malnourished (careful planning needed)
  • High water current

Baryancistrus xanthellus is also known by Baryancistrus sp., Gold nugget pleco, L018, L085, L177 and LDA060.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the B. xanthellus that my father and I have cared for. From my experience this species is pretty active during the day.

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Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were taken between 2008 and 2009. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

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