Gold Spotted (L-136) Plecostomus

Gold Spotted (L-136) Plecostomus
Latin name:
(Hypancistrus sp. )

Care Level




Black, Gold



Preferred Conditions

72-82° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

75 gallons


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The Gold Spotted Plecostomus is an attractive and unique addition to any community tank. Native to the rivers and tributaries of South America, this dwarf Plecostomus has a black body with a creamy white belly and small whitish yellow spots. It is a hardy fish and can adapt to a variety of water conditions, making it a great choice for both novice and experienced aquarists. This fish is a great way to add a splash of color and activity to your aquarium. Its small size makes it the perfect companion to other community tank fish.

Planted tanks with hearty, fast-growing plants, high aeration and water movement create a healthy and balanced environment for the Angelicus Pleco. Rocks and driftwood can help to create a realistic habitat for the fish, as well as providing hiding places to minimize stress. A tank of at least 30 gallons is the absolute minimum for housing this species, however larger tanks are preferable for their long-term health. It is important to ensure that the tank is well-maintained and kept clean to avoid any health problems. Additionally, a good quality filtration system is beneficial to keep the water clean and healthy.

Gold Spot Plecostomus are not picky eaters and can get most of their nutrition from left over food and algae. If there is no algae or left over food present, supplement with high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, and freeze-dried bloodworms.