L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
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The L128 Blue Phantom Pleco is a highly sought-after species due to its beautiful blue coloration.
The L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128) is a classic suckermouth catfish species that is native to the Rio Orinoco in Colombia and Venezuela. It is a popular pleco species for any aquarium due to the striking striking blue color with white dots. It inhabits fast flowing, oxygen rich waterways in the wild, so a bit of extra flow in the home aquarium is appreciated, but not required. This pleco can be housed with a wide array of tankmates including community fish, as well as semi-aggressive cichlids.
What We Like About This Fish:
- A unique and hardy addition to any aquarium.
- Unique appearance as well as plenty of personality.
- Exceptional markings and coloration.
- Will accept a wide variety of food.
- Temperature: 77° - 86° F (25° - 30° C)
- pH: 6.0 - 7.0 (somewhat flexible as long as sudden changes are avoided)
- KH: 0 - 30 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 40+ gallons for a full grown adult
- Diet: Omnivorous. Requires meaty foods and vegetable matter.
- Social behavior: Generally solitary and somewhat territoral with other nocturnal bottom-dwellers
- Origin: Rio Orinoco, Venezuela & Colombia
- Average adult size: 6.0 - 7.0 inches (15.2 - 17.8 cm)
- Average purchase size: Juvenile: 1.5 - 2.0 inches (3.8 - 5.1 cm), Adult: 4.0 - 5.0 inches (10 - 13 cm)
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