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Golden cloud pleco - Scobinancistrus pariolispos

Golden cloud pleco - Scobinancistrus pariolispos

Scientific name: Scobinancistrus pariolispos

Common name: Golden cloud pleco

Family: Loricariidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 23 - 30 cm (9.06 - 11.81 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.6

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 19°N (89.29 - 339.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 24 - 30 °C (75.2 - 86°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Provide Golden cloud pleco’s with a staple diet of quality flake or sinking pellets but they will also relish treats of blood worms and brine shrimp. For extra vegetable matter add cucumber and spinach to the tank.


South America, Golden cloud pleco’s are found in the waterways of Brazil.


There are no visible differences between the sexes.


As of yet there are no reported cases of Scobinancistrus pariolispos breeding in the aquarium.


The expected lifespan for Scobinancistrus pariolispos is 10 years.

Short description

As juveniles, these fish may be kept in small groups but as they mature they will become territorial in the tank. Scobinancistrus pariolispos prefer subdued lighting and add rocks or wood to create hiding places, adding floating plants will also create shady areas. They can tolerate a wide range of water parameters and make a good tank mate for species that require higher tank temperatures.


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