L67 is another gold-spotted Pleco from Rio Xingu, Brazil. It’s pretty much like a flat Golden Nugget, although there are obviously certain physical differences besides the shape. L67 is one of the more common exports from Brazil, and has a fairly wide distribution in the Xingu system below Sao Felix. As an aquarium inhabitant it’s relatively easy to care for, given that cirtain demands are met. Warm, clean, oxygen rich water, and lots of places to hide is needed. They eat mostly green stuff, and will need food containing vegetable matter. Considering the adult size of about 25 cm, they should not be housed in too small aquariums. Males, which develop a cool set of pointy odontodes on the edge of their head, are territorial and quarrelsome against each other.
Name: Pseudancistrus asurini (Silva, Roxo & Oliveira, 2015)
Trade names: L67
Origin: Rio Iriri, Rio Xingu, Brazil.
Maximum size: 25 cm / 10''
These fish must be kept in well filtered and clean aquariums with lots of hiding places. They are peaceful towards other fish. Although no breeding reports exist, they should certainly breed in typical Loricariidae fashion under the right circumstances. Males can be recognized by their heavy odontodal growth and broader head, whereas ripe females will show off a fuller belly, especially when viewed from above. L67 is often confused with L17, which is in fact a Hopliancistrus species. By looking at the “hooks” beneath the eye, L17 can easily be told apart from L67.