As pictured in the Aqualog
Loricariidae all L-Numbers as L187a "Spotted
- Chaestostoma". Aquarium Care:
Will need a good water flow in the aquarium with a
sand substrate and plenty of hiding places. Diet:
Great algae eater, but you will have to subsidise
this food with algae wafers and vegetable foods such
as cucumber, zucchini and lettuce. Will also except
tablet and worm foods. Sexual Differences:
Males have better colour, a broader head and lips
and adult males possess longer ventral fins than the
The Chaetostoma species are not the easiest
to maintain as the mountain stream species will need
a water current to provide oxygen-rich water. The
species that are exported usually originate from warmer
waters so are a bit easier to keep than the mountain
L187a, Spotted Bulldog Pleco
Magdalena and Apuré River basins.
all L-Numbers. A.C.S. Glaser Germany. 100 p. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.