• L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)
  • L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)

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.

The L128 Blue Phantom Pleco will be a bit timid at first, but once settled in it will regularly come out during the daytime. While it is omnivorous and an excellent algae eater, the Blue Phantom Pleco appreciates a varied diet. That being said, frozen foods such as bloodworms and mysis shrimp should be fed along with your typical algae wafer or pellet. This pleco also grows to a very manageable size, so a large aquarium is not required.
 
 

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.
 
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS: 
  • 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
 
CARE GUIDELINES:
  • 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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