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Gold Nugget Plec

Gold Nugget Plec

Regular price £60.00 GBP
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One of the most iconic suckermouth catfish in the hobby, the Gold Nugget Plec is a spectacular species from the highly oxygenated, fast-flowing waters of the Xingu river basin in Brazil. Younger fish form groups of several individuals, where they live under flat rocks in warm, shallow stretches of rapids, whereas adults inhabit larger spaces amongst submerged boulders where water is forced past the rocks at speed and is saturated with oxygen.

The aquarium should be mature, with a soft sand substrate and various pieces of smooth rockwork and bogwood arranged to create lots of shady caves and crevices. There should be brisk water movement and a high level of oxygenation, perhaps provided by a river-tank manifold or powerheads (in addition to the current generated by the filtration).

These large bottom-dwellers require warmer than average water temperatures, and will not do well below 25 °C. Unless the aquarium is of vast proportions and provides a plethora of visual barriers, it is best to keep only one per tank, as these fish can be fiercely territorial with conspecifics and other bottom dwellers that occupy the same niche; indeed, it is not unknown for mature specimens to harass and kill other Golden Nuggets and similar species when kept in slightly cramped quarters, so choose tankmates cautiously and observe carefully.

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