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Baryancistrus sp. (L003)

Image contributors to this species:

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ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

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Relevant Information:

Often imported alongside Baryincistrus niveatus (L026) and are often confused with this species. First seen in the German magazine DATZ of Dec. 1988, pages 556-558. A good identification guide to Baryancistrus spp. is the membrane tissue which is at the posterior base of the dorsal fin and joins the adipose fin. Aquarium Care: Can be problematic, especially with inexperienced aquarists, not a beginners fish. As of most of this genera the adults can be extremely territorial, especially with their own kind and other species of Baryancistrus. Sexual Differences: Mature males have a broader and longer head and longer pectoral fin spines. Diet: Vegetarian diet, and will also eat plants in the aquarium. Prefers higher temperatures.

Common Name:

L003, Kieser Pleco




Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Pará, Rio Tocantins (Cametá)


25.0cm. (10ins)


26-30°c (79-87°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special: Habitat, Care & Diet.



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