Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus subviridis)

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Green Phantom Pleco

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Green Phantom Pleco

Hemiancistrus subviridis

76 Litres (20 US G.)

17.8-19.1cm (7-7.5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.8

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Loricariidae



Additional names

Green Phantom Pleco, Green Pleco, Lemon Spotted Green Pleco, L200


Origin

Sexing

Mature females will be more plump than males.

Tank compatibility

A relatively peaceful Pleco that is suitable for most medium-sized community set ups.

Diet

This fish will eat algae, but should be supplemented with sinking wafers and pellets as well as blanched vegetables.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish prefers a strong current within the tank and with large, and vertical, rock décor. Bogwood and plants are not necessary.

Behaviour

A peaceful Pleco that will spend a lot of its time within the strongest current on rock work.

Identification

An attractive Pleco which is a muted blue-green to yellow-green in colour, giving it its common name, it has small yellow spots across the head and back, and the fins are green-yellow and translucent in colour. This may be the same species as L128.

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