Plecostomus | Atabapo Pleco

Plecostomus | Atabapo Pleco

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Scientific Name: Dekeyseria sp. “L52”

Common Name: Atabapo Butterfly Pleco, Atabapo Chameleon Pleco, Atabapo Flounder Pleco

Adult Size: 4-6"

Habitat: Colombia, Venezuela: Rio Atabapo

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 75.2-80.6°F
  • pH Range: 5.8 - 6.8
  • Hardness Range: 1 - 25

    Temperament: Fairly peaceful when young, but can be territorial and rough with other Plecos as adults but serious injuries are quite rare

    Diet & Nutrition: An omnivore which should accept both veggies and meatier foods...tablet food, vegetarian foods, wood and insect larvae

    Breeding & Spawning: Cave breeders with broods varying between 50 to 120 eggs. The eggs take a long time to develop and hatch (9-10 days). The fry are well developed and are almost without yolk sac. The fry are very fast growing.

    Gender: Mature males have substantial odontodes both on the thick pectoral ray and the posterior part of the body. The male also have a broader head than the female.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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