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L082 (Ancistrini sp., Opal Spot Plec)

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A distinctive, fairly large plec with a dark body covered in large cream-coloured spots. Juveniles are more strongly coloured than the adults.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Territorial towards its own kind and other plecs of similar shape and size, but peaceful towards other community fish. Requires a mixed diet including algae but also catfish pellets, algae wafers, bloodworms, small pieces of prawn and mussel, and perhaps also bogwood as a source of dietary fibre. Not bred in captivity.

Family Group: L Numbers
Distribution Brazil
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 22 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but needs warm, well oxygenated and well filtered water to do well
Water PH 6.5-7.5

Useful sources of information:

DATZ are the original source of L number information.
Other information on L numbers can be found from the book All L Numbers published by Aqualog.
On the web, a comprehensive source of information on L Numbers and catfish can be found at www.planetcatfish.com and also www.scotcat.com