Rineloricaria sp. (L010a)

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The red colored Rineloricaria sp. (L010a) pleco is a South American Loricariidae (sub family Loricariinae). This red form is probably artificial, it is not evident whether this is a fact or not. Also it is unclear how this is achieved.

Care tips

  • Very peaceful species
  • Prefers sand as substrate
  • Is not a picky eater
  • Provide caves
  • Omnivore
  • Provide dried leaves

Rineloricaria sp. (L010a) is also known by Rineloricaria sp. 'red', L010a pleco, L10a pleco, Red lizard catfish and Red whiptail catfish.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the L010a plecos that I have kept. I had a male and a female of this species. From my experience they are not really territorial and absolutely not shy. Male will try to guard the cave mildly.

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Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were taken between 2009 and 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 L010a plecos. Latest videos are always at the top.

Rineloricaria sp. (L010a) video

This capture shows closeups of L010a plecos.

  • Video capture date 2009-2011
  • Close up of male and female