Entry Page

Main Page Personal Setups Tank Page Message Board Site Map Send e-mail

nugget1.jpg (37kb)

My Gold Nugget Pleco resting on driftwood. (JUL 98)

Name: Hypostomus sp.
Size pHGHTemp
Origin: Amazon
? cm ? ? ?oC

The Gold Nugget Pleco is one of those many wonderful "New Loricarids" that have appeared in the hobby in the past few years, many of which don't even have a scientific name yet. In fact, the common name "Gold Nugget" is probably being used for several similar species. Mine is still pretty small (~8 cm) and it's the first time I'm keeping one, so I really can't say much except that it's been really active and fun to watch in this tank. The larger Spotted Hypostomus was rather annoyed by his new tankmate for a while, but now they seem to have settled their territories. I've read that breeding this fish is extremely difficult, even for the most experienced catfish breeder.

To learn more about plecos and other catfishes, check out Planet Catfish.