Snowball Pleco

Other Snowball Pleco Names: Snowball Pleco, Big White Spot, Big White Spot Pleco, White Spot Pleco, LDA33, L142

Snowball Pleco Scientific Name: Baryancistrus sp. lda33, Baryancistrus sp.l142

Snowball Pleco (Baryancistrus sp. LDA33))

Temperature Range: 74°F-82°F
pH Range: 6.4-7.8
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Loricariidae

Species Type: Plecostomus

Snowball Pleco Adult Size: 12 inches (cm)

Snowball Pleco Life Expectancy: 12 years

Snowball Pleco Habitat: South American Rivers

Snowball Pleco Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Snowball Pleco Temperament: Territorial with other bottom feeders

Snowball Pleco Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - Does well with a varied diet including algae wafers, green vegetables, sinking pellets, brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Snowball Pleco Description: This pleco acclimatizes well to aquariums, preferring areas of dense cover away from bright lights. Decor should be arranged such that there is enough cover that, should the fish decide to conceal itself, it may do so. Water quality should be good with plenty of current and oxygen.

LDA33 tend to be very confident plecos, adapting well to tank life. Territoriality is commonplace in Baryancistrus and this animal is no exception. However, this is primarily expressed during feeding time. Otherwise, should sufficient cover be provided, conflict should be at a minimum.

Tank Mate Compatibility: This species is well suited to a cichlid tank.

Snowball Pleco Breeding & Spawning: No known way to breed in home aquariums.

Determining Snowball Pleco Sex: Males tend to have more pronounced pectoral fins with small bristles.

Aquarium Region: Bottom of tank.

Snowball Pleco Diseases: None specfic to species

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