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Sunshine Pleco L014

Plecos

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

Sunshine or Goldie 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, Bubble Nest
 

Compatibility:

Angelfish, Barbs, Discus, South American Cichlids, Plecos