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General Information: Sub-categorised into three different types, L018/85, L081 and L177. They originate from three different parts of the Xingu river in the Amazon rainforest and have a dark green-black body with striking yellow spots and a band of yellow on the tip of the dorsal and caudal fins. L081 has small yellow spots, L018/85 has medium yellow spots and L177 is the large spot variety. The L numbers are used to categorise them until a scientific name is given. They are from the family Loricariidae.
Tank Requirements: See Minimum Tank Volume and Minimum Tank Size above. They need water with a high dissolved oxygen content, a strong flow created by a venturi will help. Consider a river style set up. The need for high oxygen levels should not be underestimated. Caves and hidey holes are important. Excellent filtration is needed as these are messy fish.
Diet Requirements: These fish need to be fed with care and attention as many starve in captivity. Algae and bogwood do not form a part of their diet although they may be seen to graze. Courgette and cucumber should be offered, as well as other vegetables such as peas and sweet potato. They also need very small amounts of crustaceans such as prawn and brine shrimp. Small pieces of mussel and white fish may be accepted, but these should be given in very small amounts. Explore as many foods as possible to ensure they don't starve.
Compatibility: Territorial and will chase away rival 'plecos' and other bottom feeders. They are highly territorial towards other bottom dwelling fish. Their aquarium will require plenty of caves if other 'plecs' are present. They fight for long periods of time if not enough hidey holes are given.