L018 Big Spot Gold Nugget Pleco (Baryancistrus xanthellus)


One of the most colorful and instantly recognizable of all plecos, the Gold Nugget Pleco is found in shallow, rocky areas of Brazil’s Rio Xingu. In the aquarium, they will do best with warm, well oxygenated water, moderate to fast water movement, and regular frequent water changes. Although they will graze on algae, their diet should include sinking wafers or pellets and fresh vegetables like zucchini.

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L018 Big Spot Gold Nugget Pleco (Baryancistrus xanthellus)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Xingu
Diet: Scavenger – algae, biofilm, invertebrates, sinking prepared & gel feeds
Adult Size: 9″+
Recommended Tank Size: 55+ gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm