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Baryancistrus sp. (?)
Mango Pleco, Magnum Pleco, L47, L047

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Photo Credit: Greg Austin

Name: Baryancistrus sp. (?)
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: Amazon
25 cm 150 L 7.0 26C


This a beautiful fish. Everyone needs to get one of these. They keep the algae low and are a wonderful fish too!

Contributed by Ryan Gunn

I have had a Mango Pleco now for about 1 year, and he is doing terrifically well in my 340 liter tank. I have found that he likes spirulina wafers, but almost nothing takes the place of a large piece of driftwood that he loves to chew on. My water pH is 6.8, and I keep my tank warm at around 29C. Since these are South American fish, they do tend to like warmer waters. I also keep a powerhead running as low as possible for moving current. These are great fish, and are quite beautiful.

Contributed by Bruce Macksoud

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