Baryancistrus xanthellus L18 Gold Nugget 11-12 cm in size
found in area around Altamira on the Rio Xingu. These fish are grazers, but not in the sense that they eat only vegetation. They actually sift and chew at the film of organic matter on hard surfaces in search of higher protein foods. In the wild this would constitute mainly of algae and vegetable matter, but with a variety of foods from small insect larvae and crustaceans to other animals eggs. With this in mind, a largely vegetarian diet, cucumber and courgette appear on the accepted menu, with treats of frozen foods such as bloodworm and blackworm, along with frozen prawns.
Ideal water parameters, pH 6.4 to 7.6 temperature 76-86f
Feeding, L018 gold nuggets will eat a variety of foods, Feed a varied diet of frozen food, freeze dried and pallet foods.
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