Glyptoperichthys joselimaianus
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Glyptoperichthys joselimaianus

Common Names: Marbled Pleco
Marbled Sailfin Pleco
Family: Loricariidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Rio Tocantins, Brazil.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful to the extent that most other tank inhabitants are totally ignored. May be territorial towards other plecos.
Diet: Ominvore; The Marbled Sailfin Pleco will eat most any food offered, including processed foods such as algae wafers, flakes, and sinking pellets, many kinds of fruit and vegetables, and small live or frozen foods such as bloodworms. It will also scavenge on dead or dying fish if the opportunity arises. As with all plecos, this species needs a varied diet and it should not be expected to subsist merely on algae growing in the tank.
Care: Mainly herbivorous, brown algae will never be a problem this fish. Algae wafers, spinnach and zucchini are staple foods, however prawns, bloodworm & brine shrimp must be included as this species likes protein. Wood is chewed upon frequently. Wood of some description is a must as are caves, a good solution is to make them one and the same. Large filtration is required when fully grown as this fish produces lots of waste.
6.5 - 7.2
24°C - 29°C
75°F - 84°F
5 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 30cm (11.8")
Female: 30cm (11.8")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal; Nocturnal
Gender: Difficult to detrmine.
Breeding: Unlikley in home aquaria as tunnels are dug into the riverbank where the eggs are then hatched.
Comments: A good choice for those wanting Gibbiceps looks without the size problems. Markings can range from white spots to deep red possibly depending on harvest location.
Main Colours: Black, Brown, Gold
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Sucking Disc
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Kenny
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