The beautiful L82 originates from the lower Rio Xingu in Brazil (around Altamira). The species is very variable in terms of spot size and shape. Wild-caught specimens also often have a yellowish-orange spot coloration or shiny green-blue spots (“Opal-Pleco”). A few days ago (on October 30, 2023), the species, which received its L-number back in 1991, was scientifically described as Scobinancistrus raonii. These are carnivorous loricariid catfish that have little use for greenery. The maximum size reported to date is approx. 20 cm.
Fortunately the species is bred from time to time. We can offer just beautiful German offspring in the size 6-8 cm.
For our customers: the animals have code 26480-L 082x-3 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer