L239 Blue Panaque Pleco (Baryancistrus beggini)


A uniquely colored and small growing species of pleco, the L239 or Blue Panaque is not actually a member of the genus Panaque but instead is grouped in with the Gold Nugget Plecos and their close relatives. Found in the soft, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries, these are a hardy, relatively peaceful pleco. In the aquarium, a varied diet including plenty of vegetable-based foods is ideal.


L239 Blue Panaque Pleco (Baryancistrus beggini)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
Diet: Omnivore and algae grazer, seems to prefer a more veggie-based diet than many of its close relatives
Adult Size: 3″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 Gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful toward most tankmates, may be territorial towards other plecoes

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.2 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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