L201 (Hypancistrus sp "L201")

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Hypancistrus sp "L201"

76 Litres (20 US G.)

10.2-11.9cm (4-4.7 ")




5.8 - 7.5

25 -29 °C (77-84.2°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

L201, Orinoco Angel Pleco

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful towards tank mates, but may pose a threat to fry. Will be mildly territorial towards other Plecos, but as long as there's enough caves they should be fine.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This is a carnivorous Pleco, feed with sinking wafers and pellets, shrimp, bloodworm, brine shrimp and mussel.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once a day, preferably after lights out.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious well filtered mature tank with good water flow. Plenty of caves are a must have for this fish.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Primarily nocturnal carnivorous Pleco. Will spend most of the day hidden in caves.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive Pleco. Typical Hypancistrus Pleco in shape, the body is a deep brown/black covered with neat round pale yellow spots. The belly is a pale. Can be confused with Hypancistrus inspector.

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