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L017
by Doodles 16-08-09

All assigned numbers: L017

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Location: Brazil: Pará, Rio Xingú (Altamira)

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Appearance:
Similar to ancistrus but with a much flatter body. They have 3 curved short odontodes which are normally hidden under the gill cover and are extended when used in defence.

Compatibility:
Fairly peaceful pleco. As with all plecs, enough space and hidng places should be provided to avoid confrontation and stress.

Sexing and Breeding:
Males have a broader head and as they age possibly more bristles on the snout area. Not reported to have been bred in the aquariumalthough soft acidic water is a good place to start

Diet:
These plecs are herbivores so a diet of veggies is needed and occasionally some meaty foods such as daphnia and brine shrimp

Water parameters:
PH 5-7 TEMP 26-30
Good filtration is required along with frequent water changes.

Max Size:
13cm.

Bred by:
Not bred

Additional Comments:

Quite a rare pleco that is often caught with L067

Reference for some of the care info from back to nature Lnumber book
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