Sunshine Pleco Scobinancistrus aureatus

Sunshine Pleco
Sunshine Pleco
The Sunshine Pleco, also called Sunshine Goldie (and L014), is native to Brazil's River Xingu.
Sunshine Pleco
Sunshine Pleco
Sunshine Pleco
It has a sunshine yellow mouth and barbels, has yellow edges to fins including the tail, yellow spots on an olive brown background and grows to 25cm long.
The large-spotted juveniles look similar to juvenile Golden Nuggets.
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Green Phantom Hemiancistrus subviridis

Green Phantom
The Green Phantom is native to the upper Orinoco river bordering Colombia and Venezuela. (Described in 1995, it used to be known as L200. There was also a similar L200 Hi Fin from a smaller part of the same region, the High Fin Green Phantom, which was moved to a different genus as Baryancistrus demantoides. Another, Hemiancistrus sp. L128 of further downstream the Orinoco also looks similar but usually is more spotted and has a slightly darker and more bluish green instead of olive gold-green background.)
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Golden Nugget Baryancistrus spp.

Golden Nugget
This is one of several species called "Golden Nugget". Its background is darker than the Sunshine Pleco, almost black, and the mouth and barbels are the same colour as the head/body.
There are several similar dark plecos with bright yellow, gold or orange spots, some with yellow edges to fins. Some are named and some have only a reference number and have yet to be fully described. All are native to their particular area of a river basin in the northern half of South America.
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