L-201 Snowball Pleco (Hypancistrus sp.)

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The L201 Snowball Pleco (Hypancistrus sp.), also known as the Orinoco Angel Pleco, is a popular freshwater aquarium fish known for its striking appearance and docile nature. This species is relatively small compared to other plecos, reaching a maximum size of around 4 inches. Its body is covered in bright white spots against a dark brown or black background. L201 Snowball Plecos prefer well-oxygenated water and hiding places, such as caves and driftwood. They are also known to be good algae eaters and will consume a variety of vegetable-based foods. Here are some key care points for the L201 Snowball Pleco:
SOLD SIZE: about 2”-2.25”
Origin: Brazil, specifically upper Rio Orinoco
Max size: 3-4 inches
Recommended tank size: 30 gallons or larger
Water temperature: 72-82°F
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivorous, algae-based diet supplemented with vegetable-based sinking pellets or wafers
Lifespan: Up to 10 years with proper care