|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Baryancistrus sp. (L142)|
|Common Name(s)||LDA033, L142, Big White Spot Pleco, Snowball Pleco|
|Pronunciation||bah ree ann siss truss|
|Etymology||Greek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus".|
|Size||250mm (9.8") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Sometimes confused with the plethora of polka-dot black and white loricariids. Its dentition is the most reliable character. It has four large rasping plates that cover most of its oval mouth. This is in contrast with members of the genera Hypancistrus and Leporacanthicus, who have much smaller teeth.|
|General Remarks||An active loricariid, which is not shy. Likes to sit in the full current. Like other Baryancistrus, this species can be sensitive upon import, and mortality rates are often high in the first month. Once settled in a suitable environment and well fed, care is straightforward.|
|Distribution||Rio Tapajós rapids between Pimental and Itaituba.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 7.4|
|Temperature||27.0-31.0°C or 80.6-87.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Provide powerheads and plenty of oxygenation.
In the wild, these live in shallow, fast flowing, warm water. They are found in nature in temperatures as high as 32°C/90°F.
|Feeding||An omnivorous grazer of biofilm. Shows a fondness for sweet potato and algae wafers. Feed a varied diet to keep this fish healthy, including a large proportion of vegetable matter.|
|Furniture||Plenty of hiding places are the order of the day. Rounded river stones and bogwood branches will made this fish feel at home. As with most loricariids, the more secure they feel, the more active they will be. Bear in mind this species will grow large, and could destroy a carefully aquascaped tank.|
|Compatibility||Will become increasingly territorial to other bottom dwellers (especially other loricariids) as it matures. Otherwise, it can be kept with most fish provided they are not too robust, and will enjoy similar water conditions.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Small to medium sized cichlids and characins make perfect companions.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) lookyloo, (2) Lornek8, (3) guillermo racines, (4) Tuti, (5) drgold (k: 2), (6) Edris, (7) killerklown, (8) smithrc, (9) Högö, (10) Poshpleco, (11) Freakdaddy, (12) joviman, (13) Gopherboy, (14) FuglyDragon, (15) nooneknows, (16) loloveto, (17) CoryLoachFreak, (18) tHEcONCH (k: 3), (19) DaveW (k: 2), who also notes: "Love zuchhini/cukes/veggies. Need some protein/meat though. Half grown and not very active, only 2 of them in the tank along with some swords and cardinals.", (20) alexmuchtar, (21) ZedMuir, (22) scatz, (23) krazyGeoff (k: 4), (24) Tommi (k: 3), (25) djwalker124, (26) Merlinmaus, (27) jgvenn (k: 2), (28) d_frag, (29) Aquariumfun (k: 2), (30) bcb, (31) Melchior, (32) Handels, (33) MONG, (34) hboute, (35) Rohan Richardson, (36) Borbi (k: 2), (37) michele, (38) Altifrons, (39) jiapei, (40) Turbo, (41) justin_cu, (42) FynFisker, (43) ElTofi, who also notes: "I received this fish from a friend at 8 cm. It's growing quite fast, as I feed 4 times a day in the Baryancistrus tank. It's now 16 cm (2011 September)", (44) dannyrawlins (p: 2), (45) paul b 76, (46) oscar300 (p: 2), (47) judeblackburn, (48) Nx7, (49) HenkeP, (50) Bjørn (p: 4), (51) fuzzytigerbird, (52) PlecoCrazy (k: 10), (53) Tony, (54) ichtyophile, (55) Kenny Tay, (56) barry555 (p: 2), (57) MattP, (58) Buc_Nasty, (59) Nabobmob1, (60) bulldogsimon, (61) genuinex (k: 4), (62) tspaceace68, (63) cjhoogma, (64) ChanggyChinggy, (65) FrankNL, (66) niknak, (67) alasia, (68) DAveUnruh, (69) idudi, (70) smitty, who also notes: "Loss due to hurricane Irene", (71) Lars Jamne, (72) Benjamin Goh, (73) FFTRIP, (74) redfan (k: 3), (75) elcucuu, (76) LMC1062, (77) snike, (78) playcos (k: 5), (79) den bruine, (80) fester (p: 2), (81) Margie, (82) mikebren12, (83) dudiel, (84) jamos, (85) HERVE, (86) jlim (k: 3), (87) Ostafrika-Barsche, (88) victoriaz24, (89) Loricariidea1990, (90) pereli, (91) ogm, (92) Apostolis, (93) DMConnect, (94) Iiriva (k: 2), (95) camtang (k: 4), (96) PlecosAndLoaches, (97) Krissy (p: 2), (98) asaman.
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|Last Update||2011 Oct 30 14:29 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|
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