Chaetostoma formosae

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The Chaetostoma formosae is a South American Loricariidae that is native to Colombia. Identification of this genus is difficult. This species is commonly mislabeled as Chaetostoma thomsoni.

Care tips

  • Prefers lower temperatures (20.0-25.0 ℃)
  • Needs well oxygenated water
  • Omnivore
  • Can be slightly territorial
  • Rocks, boulders, caves and wood

Chaetostoma formosae is also known by L444, L187B, Blonde bulldog pleco, Blonde rubbernose pleco, Blonde rubber pleco, Striped bulldog pleco, Striped rubber pleco, Striped rubbernose pleco.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the two Striped bulldog plecos that I have cared for.

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