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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.
Recommended Tank Parameters:
Minimum Tank Size: 90l
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Habitat: Plenty of hiding spots in the form of caves or driftwood is needed. The males are territorial over their chosen cave or hiding spot and comes out every now and then for food or to attract close by females.
Diet: Omnivorous, will eat most sinking bottom dwellers pellets such as algae wafers, spirulina wafers. They also enjoy a variety of veggies such as green beans, zucchini and cucumber.
Temperament: Juveniles are relatively peaceful but males in particular become increasingly intolerant of conspecifics as they age, and typically react aggressively towards any other fish viewed as a territorial threat.
Adult Size: 15-18cm
Selling Size: 5-8cm