L177 - Baryancistrus xanthellus - 6-8cm
  • real eye catcher
  • beautiful catfish
  • compatible with shrimps
  • after acclimatization robust
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L177 - Baryancistrus xanthellus - 6-8cm

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L177 - Baryancistrus xanthellus - 6-8cm
The Golden Nugget Antennae Catfish Baryancistrus sp. or Baryancistrus xanthellis is beautiful to look at and after a period of acclimation to the aquarium also quite easy to keep. The golden fin seams and large yellow spots make it a great eye-catcher in larger aquariums. As a strong herbivore it should not necessarily be placed in the aquascape and should always be well supplied with vegetables. - Garnelio
Water values: soft to hard
Final size: > 12cm
Temperature: 25-30 °C
Feature: Interesting coloring
Behavior: Quiet
with fish?: Yes, with peaceful fish
Aquarium size: 400/450 l (approx. 150cm)
Planting possible?: No
Diet: limnivorous - growth eater (algae)
Pelvic region: Below
Origin: South America
Fish group: Catfish
with shrimps?: with dwarf shrimps, offspring is not eaten
Difficulty: 2 - Normal
with snails/shells?: Yes
with dwarf crabs?: Yes
with large crabs?: No
Breeding: heavy
Visual effect: Forms precincts
with crabs?: No

The Baryancistrus sp.  L 177 is partly assigned to the species Baryancistrus xanthellus. The Yellow Fringed Antenna Catfish, Golden Nugget or Iriri Orange Fringed Cat fish (also known as LDA 59 or L 18) is a really great, very nicely patterned antenna catfish. The loricariid catfish from the Rio Iriri in Brazil / South America grows in the aquarium to about 20 cm long, in nature it easily reaches 30 cm body length. In nature it lives in strongly flowing water, near waterfalls and even in rapids.

The yellow fringed catfish can be socialized very well with shrimps. It also keeps well with peaceful fish, as long as the requirements of all aquarium inhabitants match. As a territorial and quite territorial antennae catfish, the L 177 can be kept well alone. In a small group the Golden Nugget can only be kept if the aquarium is large enough (at least 150 cm) and has many hiding places as well as a good structure by roots and stones. The Yellow Fringed Antenna Catfish also needs caves as hiding places.

Baryancistrus xanthellus L 177 is a strong herbivore. If you always give proper vegetables, it can partly be stopped from eating plants, but this is not a guarantee for a green aquarium. Especially Echinodorus are eaten very gladly. The Golden Nugget also rasps off algae coverings, and the sucking catfish likes to take care of leftovers of fish food. Baryancistrus sp. L 177 is not a fussy eater, the Sucker Catfish likes to eat vegetables, fresh and dried greens, foliage and animal foods such as frozen foods. Of course, special food for catfish (chips, cookies, wafers, tabs or pellets) is also suitable for feeding Baryancistrus xanthellus L 177.

The Yellow Fringed Antenna Catfish or Golden Nugget L 177 is not particularly picky about water quality after acclimation to the aquarium, it tolerates soft to medium hard water. However, the nitrate value should be kept below 20 mg/l. The temperature of the aquarium water must be between 28 and 32 °C.

The males of the Yellow Fringed Antenna Catfish can be distinguished relatively well from the females with a little skill: They have stronger odontodes on the first ray of the pectoral fin, and their head is slightly broader than that of the females.

Breeding in the aquarium is somewhat more difficult and only occasionally successful. The female lays her clutch in a burrow where the male fertilizes them and then performs brood care until the young Golden Nuggets hatch. The young grow quite quickly according to breeding reports on the web.

Our plant recommendation: Use for planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planaria and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Scientific name Baryancistrus sp., Baryancistrus xanthellus
German Name: Yellow fringe catfish, Golden Nugget or Iriri orange fringe catfish, L 177, LDA59, L18, L85
Difficulty level: for beginners
Origin/Distribution: Brazil, Rio Iriri, South America
Coloration: dark brown with golden spots and golden-yellow fin fringes
Age expectancy several years
Water parameters: GH 2 to 15, KH 3 to 15, pH 6 to 7.5, temperature 28 to 32 °C
Tank size: from 150 cm
Food Omnivorous: catfish sticks, flake food, pellets, chips, wafers, frozen food, green food and vegetables
Breeding somewhat more difficult
Behavior territorial
Group size Single keeping possible, or small group (well structured aquarium)
Further information Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do
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Question: "Würde bei Einzelhaltung des Tieres ein Becken von 120cm Kantenlänge (240Liter) reichen/funktionieren?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Lukas, vielenn Dank fuer deine Frage! Mit fast 30 cm Groesse wenn die Tiere ausgewachsen sind ist ein 240 Liter viel zu klein, da die Tiere sich darin kaum drehen koennen. 

Question: "Hallo, ist es möglich das man ein Pärchen bestellen kann?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Ein Aussuchen nach Geschlecht ist leider nicht möglich. Liebe Grüße, Kevin

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