A new Golden Nugget

1. October 2012

Ein neuer Golden Nugget Ein neuer Golden Nugget Ein neuer Golden Nugget

The Golden Nuggets (L18, L81, L81n, L177) belong to the genus Baryancistrus and have been described scientifically under the name of B. xanthellus. However, it is still unclear wether all these forms belong to the very same species or if they represent close relatives, but seperate species. For the differences, please see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/baryancistrus-l18,-l81,-l81n,-l177_de_1072.html

Now we received a shipment of beautiful Golden Nuggets that have a very broad, yellow seam, as it is known so far from L177 only, but have small spots on the body like L81. The picture taken immediately after the importation shows that the phenomenon is not restricted to a single specimen. We have stocked the magnificent fish under the provisionally name of L81 B – Broadseam.

L81 B is said to originate from the Rio Xingu, as all the Golden Nuggets do (L177 originates from the Rio Iriri, a tributary of the Rio Xingu). Our supplier has no further informations for us.

For our customers: the fish have code 26480-L 081B-2 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Baryancistrus: ancient Greek, means “heavy Ancistrus”; Ancistrus is another genus of catfish. xanthellus: ancient Greek, means “yellow”.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien / Brazil
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-8