Originally Posted by Snott Otter
So random question....I'm looking into buying a gold nugget pleco and wanted any input on their care. I've heard from a few people they are hard to keep. Any suggestions or experience?
Very hard to keep, on a scale of 1-5 they're a solid 4. It also depends what kind of goldnugget you get. Iriri yellows are easier than goldnuggets and look similar. These would be a 3.
Just have pristine water and if you can keep them alive when you get them home, excellent. These plecs don't ship well and are almost always wild caught, so the bacteria in their gut dies off alot. Easy to digest foods are the way to go the first few weeks. I personally prefer aged aquarium driftwood with aufwuchs