Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Baryancistrus

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Scientific NameBaryancistrus chrysolomus  Rapp Py-Daniel, Zuanon & Ribeiro de Oliveira, 2011
Common NamesL047, Magnum Pleco
Mango Pleco
Type LocalityBrazil, Pará, Altamira, rio Xingu at Furo do Ramiro, 03°15'21''S 52°05'06''W
Pronunciationbah ree ann siss truss
EtymologyGreek, barys = heavy + Greek, agkistron = hook - Essentially "Heavy Ancistrus". From the Greek chryso, meaning orange or yellow and loma meaning border, in allusion to the colored band at the border of the dorsal and caudal fins.
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Size 220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationDistinctive fish with broad yellow bands on the dorsal and caudal fins, body is dark olive green or brown, and different from Baryancistrus xanthellus AKA Gold Nugget Pleco that have small or medium yellow spots along with the yellow bands along the edges of dorsal and caudal fins.
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DistributionKnown from rio Xingu, in the area called Volta Grande do rio Xingu, immediately above Belo Monte falls and below Belo Monte village, and from rio Curuá, rio Iriri, the larger tributary of rio Xingu.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu, Iriri, Curuá (Iriri) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.5 - 7.5
Temperature26.0-29.0°C or 78.8-84.2°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingAn 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.
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ReferencesNeotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 2), pp 247, Figs. 5-6.
Registered Keepers(1) Cory-Diddi, (2) Tulio, (3) Daniel Machado, (4) spencerdeluxe, (5) Lornek8, (6) geo_hal, (7) DarkAtlas, (8) FishGeek, (9) crazyplec, (10) FuglyDragon (k: 3), who also notes: "Seems very slow growing. lost all specimens in xingu tank crash", (11) Kenneth Wong, (12) Brotox, (13) Freakdaddy, (14) davidhslee, (15) Poshpleco, (16) whiteymoza, (17) pleco_keepin_bear, (18) haxjester, (19) ninetysixmustang, (20) Plecofanatic1989, (21) nooneknows (k: 2), (22) loloveto, (23) Lord_Dovii, (24) wesman, (25) scatz, (26) calsonic, (27) tongwk, (28) cwhite67, (29) ChristosB (k: 4), (30) eliy7, (31) Barbie, (32) 78bill, (33) joviman, (34) djwalker124, (35) Merlinmaus, (36) danielvisciano, (37) lighting (p: 6), (38) bcb, (39) fleahound, (40) Kennye86, (41) foley, (42) ahodge84, (43) OlePaulsen (k: 7), (44) justin_cu, (45) Martin S, (46) MarkN, (47) ayrtoninst (k: 2), (48) upc239, (49) johnw63 (p: 2), (50) CanadaPleco (k: 4), (51) Neri2495, (52) EHEIM~ADDICT, (53) duequattro, (54) dreed, (55) Daniel_yeo, (56) Derzel, (57) oli (k: 2), (58) musilvr4eva, (59) prairiefire, (60) ChanggyChinggy, (61) Buc_Nasty, (62) bcmitchell, (63) 2wheelsx2, who also notes: "Held by Davej until Dec. 11. From Canadapleco (Rich) Lost 3 to bacterial infection. Jan. 4, 2011. All died from the infection", (64) SHEAG35 (k: 2), (65) Acanthicus, (66) plecomanpat, (67) SHEAG (k: 2), (68) CATMAndrew, (69) FFTRIP (p: 2), (70) redfan, (71) dylanshariatpanahy, (72) Jako, (73) CATMANdrew, (74) nnpnnp, (75) ColumbianChocolate, (76) LMC1062, (77) Max Chumachenko (k: 26), who also notes: "I am of the opinion that this kind of fish can reproduce. Need to get a sufficient number of adult fish and create optimal living conditions for them.", (78) snike, (79) Armoured-Heads, (80) gforcefx, (81) Brisch, (82) HERVE, (83) eyal8a, (84) jay_leask, (85) judeblackburn, (86) mangopleco, (87) DKcincy (k: 5), who also notes: "In the early-to-mid 90's I was trying to breed these. I never succeeded.", (88) Hapaboy, (89) sem87, (90) PlecosAndLoaches (p: 2, k: 2), (91) cjerrom, (92) Ecrevince, (93) Calouchi, (94) mcaquatic, (95) junglejason, (96) Rummage, (97) evojoey, (98) Brad Pleco Addict (k: 2), (99) recumbent, (100) Skitz407, (101) Fishfreaks1971, (102) Stroudygirl, (103) DHarris, (104) Beckie, (105) Phreeflow, (106) adelinoarrais, (107) protopterus, (108) dpfs, (109) dmfd0331, (110) Koi-fantast (k: 2), (111) Loc, (112) PaperDoves, who also notes: "Very vigorous, appears to be feeding well, very nice colors and body condition.", (113) sophienlee1503.

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Last Update2014 Aug 30 05:49 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)