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Blue Phantom Pleco L128

Blue Phantom Pleco L128

Regular price $59.99 USD
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The L128 Blue Phantom Pleco is a beautifully marked medium growing species of Pleco found in the warm, fast-flowing, rocky waters of the Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela. With their light blue overall body coloration and stunning iridescent blue spots, this pleco is deservedly popular in the aquarium hobby and will do well in most medium to large community aquariums provided their needs are met. While the excess algae and glass slim is helpful this should not be their sole source of food. They will need other nutrition as well such as Pleco Wafers or protein rich sinking pellets. Like most of their relatives in the genus Hemiancistrus, the Blue Phantom Pleco is sensitive to poor water quality so be sure to perform frequent large water changes. They will do best when provided with plenty of hiding places, warm, and moderate to strong current.


L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. L128)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger, prefers protein-rich frozen or prepared diets
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, can be territorial with similar species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82

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