Origin: Gold Nugget Pleco L-81 comes from the Xingu river in the Amazon, Brazil
Maximum Size: Gold Nugget Plecos L-81 are a slow growing plecos but can reach lenghts up to 8 inches.
Care: Gold Nugget Plecos L-81 require excellent water conditions. The Gold Nugget likes a pH from 6.5 to7.4. The water temperature should be around 24-28C (72f-82f).
Feeding: Gold Nugget Plecos L-81 are mostly vegetarian grazing on algae in the tank. If no Algae is present you can feed your Gold nugget Pleco L-82 slices of zuchinni or algae pellets sold at your local Pet store, they may also accept other foods like black worms and flake food.
Breeding: No detailed accounts are known for breeding the Gold Nugget Pleco in captivity.
Sexing: Gold Nugget Plecos L-81 are very difficult to sex even with mature specimens.
Comments: Gold Nugget Plecos are generally nocturnal but venture out more once fully settled. Gold Nugget Plecos L-81 should have some bogwood in the tank to graze on and a cave to call home.