L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus subviridis)

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The L200 Green Phantom Pleco is a beautifully marked Loricariid found 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 to large aquariums. An omnivore, they will graze on algae but will also require a varied diet of sinking prepared foods, gel foods, and fresh vegetables like zucchini and squash. In the aquarium, they will do best in moderately soft, warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of hiding places and moderate to strong current. This species requires excellent water quality to thrive so large frequent water changes should be considered necessary.

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Description

L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus subviridis)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco along the Colombia/Venezuela Border
Diet: Grazer and Scavenger. Prefers meaty, protein-rich feeds
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other similar plecos

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