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Spotted Sailfin Pleco L001 (Pterygopichthys joselimaianus)

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Pterygoplichthys Joselimaianus-L001 is a peaceful fish compared to other fish with the exception of conspecifics. As a result of food competition, they are rather territorial. They can be combined with almost all fish except for the most aggressive species.

The aquarium must have a sandy substrate and sufficient shelters using drift wood and roots. Since they are large polluters, a powerful filter and regular water chages are necessary.

In the L-number system, this species has 2 numbers: L001 and L022.

Synonyms: Ancistrus gibbiceps, Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps, Liposarcus altipinnis.

This species of Plecostomus originates from South America; Brazil

As food, mainly vegetable foods should be given in the form of lettuce, spinach, peas and algae.

Breeding Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus – L001 in a living room aquariums is virtually impossible. They dig a deep tunnel in muddy banks in which the eggs are deposited and hatched. In commercial fish farms they are being bred but they use large artificial ponds.