Green Phantom Pleco

Plecostomus | Green Phantom Pleco

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Hemiancistrus Subviridis L200

Common Name: Green Phantom Pleco

Adult Size: 5 - 6 inches

Life Expectancy: 10+ years

Habitat: Waterways of Venezuela

Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 72- 77°F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.8
  • Water Hardness: 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.