Product Details


2.5cm - 3cm

Care Level



Semi Aggressive

Water Conditions

A generally peaceful and hardy species, the Blue Eye Lemon Bristlenose Pleco is an excellent, undemanding candidate for most aquariums.  Unlike the widely-seen Common Pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) and Trinidad Pleco (Hypostomus punctatus)

The L144 Shortbody Pleco, also known as the Lemon or Goldfinch Pleco, is a popular and eye-catching species of pleco that adds a unique touch to any aquarium. Here's some important information about the L144 Shortbody Pleco:

  • Size: The L144 Shortbody Pleco typically grows to a size of about 2.5-3cm (1-1.2 inches) in length. However, it's important to note that this size can vary among individuals.

  • Appearance: The L144 Shortbody Pleco is known for its vibrant lemon or gold coloration, which gives it a striking and beautiful appearance. It has a compact and stout body shape, with a short, rounded snout. Its fins are also adorned with the same bright lemon or gold color, adding to its overall attractiveness.

  • Behavior: L144 Shortbody Plecos are generally peaceful and can coexist with a wide range of tank mates. They are nocturnal by nature, meaning they are more active during the night and tend to hide during the day. Providing plenty of hiding places such as caves, driftwood, or rocky formations will help create a sense of security for them.

  • Tank Requirements: When keeping L144 Shortbody Plecos, it's important to provide them with a suitable environment. They prefer aquariums with clean water and stable water parameters. The recommended temperature range is between 24-28 degrees Celsius (75-82 degrees Fahrenheit), with a pH level around neutral to slightly acidic. Providing a sandy substrate and plenty of hiding spots will mimic their natural habitat and promote their well-being.

  • Tank Mates: L144 Shortbody Plecos are generally peaceful and can be kept with a variety of community fish that are not overly aggressive or fin-nippers. They are compatible with other peaceful pleco species and can coexist with similarly sized fish that share similar water requirements. However, it's important to provide ample hiding spots and territory to prevent any potential territorial disputes.

  • Feeding: L144 Shortbody Plecos are omnivorous and have a varied diet. In the wild, they feed on algae, detritus, and small invertebrates. In the aquarium, they can be fed a combination of sinking pellets or wafers specifically formulated for plecos, as well as occasional offerings of fresh vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, or blanched spinach. Providing a balanced diet will help ensure their optimal health and growth.

  • Care: Maintaining good water quality is crucial for the well-being of L144 Shortbody Plecos. Regular water changes, proper filtration, and monitoring of water parameters are essential. They also appreciate aquariums with ample hiding spots, such as caves or driftwood, to retreat to when feeling stressed or threatened.

The L144 Shortbody Pleco is a captivating and attractive species that adds a splash of vibrant color to any aquarium. With their peaceful nature and relatively small size, they are suitable for a wide range of community setups. With proper care and attention to their dietary and environmental needs, your L144 Shortbody Plecos will thrive and become a delightful addition to your aquatic display.

Pleco L144 shortbody 2.5-3cm

SGD 22.00

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