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Sunshine Pleco Information

Sunshine or Goldie Pleco, Scobinancistrus aureatus L014    

The Sunshine Pleco originates from the Rio Xingu in Brazil.  It is also known as the Goldie Pleco.  The scientific name aureatus refers to the golden color.  Sunshines require clear water.  They prefer water flow, substrate with round gravel and hiding places, such as caves.  Sunshines will eat sinking pellets, live blackworms and frozen bloodworms.

Adults are more faded in color.  Males are slightly larger than females.  Breeding is extremely difficult and Sunshines are obtained commercially in the wild in Brazil.

Sunshine Pleco, Scobinancistrus aureatus L014

Sunshine or Goldie Pleco, Scobinancistrus aureatus L014

 Scientific Name:   Scobinancistrus aureatus L014
 Family:   Catfish
 Temperature:   24 - 29 C; 75 - 84 F
 pH   5.6 - 7.0
 Size:    25 cm; 10 inches
 Life Span:    ?
 Breeding:    Difficult, Egg Layer

Tropical Fish Compatibility:


Angelfish, Barbs, Discus, South American Cichlids, Plecos

Sunshine or Goldie Pleco, Scobinancistrus aureatus L014

Sunshine or Goldie Pleco, Scobinancistrus aureatus L014

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