L137 Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco (Hypostomus soniae)


A colorful, medium growing Hypostomus species found in the clear waters of Brazil’s Rio Tapajos, the L137 or Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco makes an excellent aquarium fish for a large community or predator aquarium. Like most of their close relatives, they will graze on nuisance algae and should be given a varied diet including fresh vegetables and prepared foods.


L137 Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco (Hypostomus soniae)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Tapajos
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger, like most of its relatives prefers a protein-heavy diet
Adult Size: 10″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but may be territorial with other plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping very large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.

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