Colombian Snowball Plecostomus

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Basics

Scientific Name: Hypancistrus sp.

AKA: L201

Family: Loricariidae

Origin: South America

 

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Water Conditions: 78.8-86°F, pH 6.5-7.5
  • Maximum Size: 4.7" 
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

 

Overview

The Colombian Snowball Plecostomus ranges from tan to dark brown to black in color and covered in a multitude of whitish yellow spots, giving them their common name. They may appear more mottled when stressed.

A peaceful community fish, they can have many different tankmates. They require an aquarium with plenty of driftwood to hide in. They will also appreciate rocks, live plants and a strong filter that will create a current. 

They should be fed a variety of foods including bottom feeder wafers, algae wafers, and omnivorous pellets and high quality flake food.