Blue Phantom Pleco (L-128)
Blue Phantom Pleco L128, Hemiancistrus sp, is a brilliantly colored suckermouth fish. They have deep cobalt blue-colored bodies sprinkled with a distinctive pattern of white dots.
Care Guide for BLue Phantom Pleco
Blue Phantom Pleco is native to the Rio Orinoco River in Venezuela. It is peaceful towards other tankmates, but males may be more territorial or aggressive toward other males. Sexing this fish is difficult but males have larger heads and odontodes on cheecks and first pectoral fin. This fish is is omnivorous and easy to feed. It will enjoy both vegetarian and meat-based diet. It will eat algae and any foods it finds on the bottom of the aquarium. It will readily accept commercially prepared flakes or algae wafers. You can supplement its diet with slices of potatos, cucumber, zuchini or lettuce leaves by placing them on the bottom of the aquarium or attaching them to the Pleco Feeder.
|Max Size:||7 inches|
|Water:||75 - 86 F; pH 6 - 7.5|
Blue Phantom Plecos do not require large aquariums but will appreciate shelter/hiding places such as caves, driftwood or rocks. Water chemistry is not critical and the fish will adapt to a wide range of water conditions. This fish is good for a community aquarium.
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Pictures don't do this guy justice!!!!! Just an amazing looking fish teeming with personality