Flounder Pleco (Dekeyseria sp "L052")

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Flounder Pleco

Dekeyseria sp "L052"

57 Litres (15 US G.)

11.9-12.7cm (4.7-5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.8 - 6.8

23.9-26.7°C (75 -80 °F)

4-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Loricariidae





Additional names

Butterfly Pleco, Flounder Pleco, L052


Origin

Sexing

Mature females will appear broader in the mid-section than males when viewed from above.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful Pleco that does well in a peaceful community tank, is not overly territorial towards its own kind either.

Diet

This pleco will accept most foods including catfish and algae wafers, blanched vegetables and live or frozen foods. May nibble algae and plants.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious well filtered tank with hiding places around bogwood and rounded river rocks. Does best in soft acidic water.

Behaviour

A peaceful pleco.

Identification

Can be mistaken for Dekeyseria brachyura, however, the L052 has a paler base colour, which is more orange on the D. brachyura, the stripes are more plentiful and less defined than the D. brachyura also.

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