Hifin Green Phantom Pleco (Baryancistrus demantoides)

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The Hifin Green Phantom Pleco, like the very similar and more commonly imported L200 Green Phantom Pleco (H. subviridis) originates in fast-moving, rocky areas of the Orinoco and Ventuari Rivers in Colombia and Venezuela. With their light green body coloration and distinctive yellow spots, this pleco makes a colorful and unique addition to most medium aquariums. As the name suggests, this species can be distinguished by an even more prominent dorsal fin than the common Green Phantom, as well as the fact that this species’ dorsal fin and adipose fin are fused. An omnivore, they will graze on algae and biofilm but should be offered a variety of sinking prepared foods with a moderate to high protein content. This species is particularly sensitive to poor water quality and will do best when kept in clean, well-oxygenated warm water with moderate current and plenty of hiding places.

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Description

Hifin Green Phantom Pleco (Baryancistrus demantoides)

Origin: Wild Colombia/Venezuela
Locale: Orinoco and Ventuari rivers
Diet: Grazer and Scavenger. Prefers meaty, protein-rich feeds
Adult Size: 6.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm