Scientific Name: Hemiancistrus Subviridis L200
Common Name: Green Phantom Pleco
Adult Size: 5-6 inches
Life Expectancy: Up to 12 years
Habitat: Waterways of Venezuela
Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 72-77°F
Ph Range: 6.5 - 7.8
Hardness Range: 4-17
Temperament: Peaceful, they are perfect for peaceful community aquariums. However, it is crucial to note that as they grow, they become more territorial and aggressive, particularly the males.
Diet & Nutrition: In the aquarium they should have a varied diet of frozen (bloodworms, Mysis shrimp) and prepared foods (algae wafers and quality flake), but blanched vegetables (courgette and sweet potato) should always be available to graze on.
Gender: Venting is the best way to sex this fish, although mature males usually develop thick odontodes on the cheeks and pectoral fins.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart