Spotted Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus sp "L255")

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Spotted Medusa Pleco

Ancistrus sp "L255"

170 Litres (45 US G.)

20.1-20.3cm (7.9-8 ")




6.5 - 7.2

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Spotted Medusa Pleco, L255

Sexing[edit | edit source]

The female is slightly broader than the male. Males have a larger number of bristles on the nose.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Pleco with other tank mates. Do not keep with too many other bottom-dwellers or Plecos if not enough hiding places are provided to avoid any aggression.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including catfish and algae wafers, appreciates bogwood in the diet and will also take meaty foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day, may be more active when the lights are off.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious and well filtered tank with hiding places, bogwood, rounded stones and caves provided.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful, mostly nocturnal, Pleco.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Similar to Ancistrus ranunculus but slightly larger in length and has defined cream-yellow spotting across the body.

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