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Product Details

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Size

3cm - 5cm

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Care Level

Low

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

The Full Spots L128 Blue Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus sp. "L128") is a stunning freshwater aquarium plant prized for its vibrant blue-gray body adorned with distinctive dark spots and stripes. This pleco species adds an exotic touch to any aquascape, making it a favorite among aquarists seeking a visually striking and low-maintenance addition to their tanks.

Key Features:

  • Coloration: The Blue Phantom Pleco showcases a mesmerizing blue-gray hue complemented by bold, dark spots and stripes that intensify as the fish matures.
  • Size: This species typically reaches a length of up to 6 inches (15 cm) in the aquarium, making it suitable for medium to large tank setups.
  • Behavior: Known for its peaceful demeanor, the L128 pleco prefers nocturnal activity and thrives in environments with plenty of hiding spots, such as driftwood caves and rocky crevices.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 72-82°F (22-28°C) to ensure optimal health and activity.
  • pH Level: Ideally, keep pH levels within a range of 6.5-7.5 to mimic its natural habitat conditions.
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water with a dGH (general hardness) of 5-15 is recommended for this species.
  • Filtration: A well-filtered tank with moderate to strong water flow is beneficial for maintaining water quality, which supports the Blue Phantom Pleco's health and vitality.

Maintenance Level:

  • Feeding: Offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, and occasional treats of live or frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp. Supplementing with fresh vegetables such as blanched zucchini or cucumber slices can also be beneficial.
  • Tank Setup: Provide ample hiding places such as caves, driftwood, and dense vegetation to mimic its natural habitat and reduce stress levels.
  • Water Changes: Regular water changes of 20-30% every 1-2 weeks help maintain water quality and ensure a healthy environment for your Blue Phantom Pleco.

Compatibility:

  • Tank Mates: Compatible with peaceful freshwater species that share similar water parameter requirements. Suitable tank mates include tetras, rasboras, peaceful cichlids, and other community fish. Avoid aggressive or territorial species that may stress or harm the pleco.
  • Behavior with Plants: While the Blue Phantom Pleco does not directly interact with plants, it appreciates a well-planted tank with sturdy vegetation that provides cover and enhances the overall aesthetic of the aquarium.

Fishes that Love This Plant:

  • Tetras: Species like Neon Tetras or Cardinal Tetras thrive alongside the Blue Phantom Pleco, enjoying similar water conditions and peaceful interactions.
  • Rasboras: Boraras species and Harlequin Rasboras are excellent companions known for their active yet non-aggressive behavior.
  • Peaceful Cichlids: Consider pairing with smaller, less aggressive cichlid species such as Apistogramma or Dwarf Cichlids that appreciate the same water conditions and peaceful community settings.

Full Spots L128 Blue Phantom Pleco

SGD 47.50

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