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Trimar Aquaria and Reptiles

  • Green Phantom L200 XL

Green Phantom L200 XL


Common name: Green Phantom Plecostomus, L200

Scientific name: Hemiancistrus Subviridis, L200

Average Adult Fish Size: 7 inches / 18 cm

Place of Origin: Rio Orinoco, Venezuela

Typical Tank setup: Rocky S. American biotope with a lot of caves and hiding places. Driftwood or bogwood is considered unnecessary by some, and a requirement by others. It can’t hurt, so it should be included to be safe.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 30 gallon  /  120 litre

Compatibility: Peaceful if given enough hiding places to call its’ own.

Temperature: 72 – 77 Deg F  /  22 – 25 Deg C

Water chemistry: pH 6.0 – 7.2

Feeding: Though it is an effective algae eater it should be considered omnivorous and fed a balanced staple diet of wafers, sticks, and pellets along with frozen foods such as brine shrimp and blood worms.

Sexing: Venting is the best way to sex this fish, although mature males usually develop thick odontodes on the cheeks and pectoral fins.

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