The Yellow Seam Plecos or Golden Nuggets of the genus Baryancistrus (L18, L81, L177, see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/l-numbers-en/_en-2/ for an overview) belong to the most desirable species of pleco at all. Young fish look very beautiful. However, almost exclusively young specimens are available in the trade.
Thus we were very glad that we were able to manage the import of an adult pair. The fish have a total length of about 20-25 cm. The acclimatisation of the fish in our fishhouse made no problems at all. Maybe these two Golden Nuggets will become the ancestors of an upcoming aquarium strain?
For our customers: the animals have code 26480-L 018-7 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