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4cm - 7cm

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"Elevate your aquarium with the stunning L168 Butterfly Pulcher Pleco! Its vibrant colors and peaceful nature make it a prized addition."

Detailed Description:


  • The L168 Butterfly Pulcher Pleco, scientifically known as Dekeyseria pulcher, is a captivating freshwater catfish highly esteemed by aquarists for its vibrant colors and tranquil demeanor.
  • Originating from the Amazon River basin in South America, particularly Brazil, this species adds an element of beauty and charm to any aquarium setting.


  • The L168 Butterfly Pulcher Pleco features a striking combination of bold black and yellow markings, resembling the delicate wings of a butterfly, hence its name.
  • Its body is adorned with intricate patterns and fine details, creating a visually stunning display that captivates onlookers.
  • With its graceful movements and peaceful disposition, the Butterfly Pulcher Pleco is a true gem in the aquarium hobby.

Water Conditions:

  • Optimal water temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C).
  • pH range: 6.5-7.5.
  • Water hardness: 5-15 dGH.
  • Maintain excellent water quality through efficient filtration and regular water changes to ensure the health and vitality of Butterfly Pulcher Plecos.
  • Provide ample oxygenation and water movement to mimic their natural habitat.

Tank Setup:

  • Butterfly Pulcher Plecos thrive in a well-appointed aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, driftwood, and caves to explore and seek refuge.
  • Incorporate live plants such as Anubias, Java Fern, and Amazon Sword to provide cover and create a naturalistic aquascape.
  • Ensure the tank has a secure lid as Pulcher Plecos may attempt to escape, especially if startled or stressed.

Tank Mates:

  • Butterfly Pulcher Plecos are peaceful and can coexist with a variety of tank mates, including other peaceful fish species that share similar water parameters.
  • Suitable tank mates include Tetras, Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, Dwarf Cichlids, and peaceful freshwater shrimp species.
  • Avoid keeping them with aggressive or predatory species that may harass or prey on the Pulcher Plecos.

Feeding Habit:

  • As omnivores, Butterfly Pulcher Plecos have a varied diet and readily accept a range of foods, including high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, and spinach.
  • Supplement their diet with occasional feedings of live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia to provide essential nutrients.
  • Provide driftwood in the aquarium as Pulcher Plecos may graze on the wood for fiber and essential nutrients.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the well-being of Butterfly Pulcher Plecos and maintain water quality.
  • Perform frequent water changes of 25% every two weeks to remove waste and replenish essential nutrients.
  • Monitor water parameters using a reliable test kit and adjust as necessary to maintain stable conditions.
  • Keep an eye out for any signs of illness or stress, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or abnormal behavior, and address any issues promptly.


  • Breeding Butterfly Pulcher Plecos in captivity can be challenging and typically requires specific conditions and careful breeding practices.
  • Provide a well-established aquarium with ample hiding spots and caves for breeding pairs to spawn.
  • Maintain excellent water quality and offer a varied diet to condition breeding pairs for spawning.
  • Fry can be raised in a separate rearing tank and fed a diet of powdered commercial fry food or small live foods until they are large enough to consume standard fish foods.

L168 Butterfly Pulcher Pleco 3"

SGD 35.00

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