Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106)

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The Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106) pleco is a South American Loricariidae found in the Rio Ventuari, Venezuela. This species is similar with Pseudancistrus sp. (L122), according to planetcatfish L122 has a flatter body shape.

Care tips

  • Seems not a very territorial species, do provide hiding place as for any pleco
  • Is not a picky eater
  • Gravel and sand substrate
  • Provide rocks
  • Omnivore
  • Good oxygenated tank
  • Prefers good water current

Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106) is also known by Spotted orange seam pleco.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the L106 pleco that I have kept. If I recall correctly I kept this species for about 2 years.

Please contact me if the provided information is faulty.

Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were taken in 2011. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

This video gallery contains videos of my L106 pleco. Latest videos are always at the top.

Hemiancistrus guahiborum (L106) video

This capture shows closeups of L106 pleco.

  • Video capture date 2010-2011
  • Close up of the species