Spotted Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus sp "L255")

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Spotted Medusa Pleco

Ancistrus sp "L255"

170 Litres (45 US G.)

20.1-20.3cm (7.9-8 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Loricariidae





Additional names

Spotted Medusa Pleco, L255


Origin

Sexing

The female is slightly broader than the male. Males have a larger number of bristles on the nose.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful Pleco with other tank mates. Do not keep with too many other bottom-dwellers or Plecos if not enough hiding places are provided to avoid any aggression.

Diet

Will accept most foods including catfish and algae wafers, appreciates bogwood in the diet and will also take meaty foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day, may be more active when the lights are off.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious and well filtered tank with hiding places, bogwood, rounded stones and caves provided.

Behaviour

A peaceful, mostly nocturnal, Pleco.

Identification

Similar to Ancistrus ranunculus but slightly larger in length and has defined cream-yellow spotting across the body.

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