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L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus Subviridis)
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The L200 Green Phantom Pleco is a highly sought-after species due to its beautiful green coloration.
The L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus Subviridis) 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 green 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 L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus Subviridis) 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 Green 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: 78.8° - 86° F (26° - 30° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.5 (somewhat flexible as long as sudden changes are avoided)
KH: 0 - 30 dKH
Minimum tank size: 30 gallons for a full grown adult
Diet: Omnivorous. Requires meaty foods and vegetable matter.
Social behavior: Generally solitary and somewhat territorial with other nocturnal bottom-dwellers