Common name: Butterfly Pleco, L-168
Latin name: Dekeyseria brachyura
Maximum size: 14cm
Water chemistry: pH: 5.5-7.0; Hardness: soft to slightly hard (dH: 5-12); Temperature: 24-28 C
Origin: Amazon, Middle Amazon, Negro.
Diet: Lnumber Plecos are vegetarian to omnivorous and require vegetable matter in their diet. Prefers vegetable like foods & quality algae tablets. Will thrive on any good quality pellet and flake food such as New Life Spectrum or Hikari Algae Wafers.
A medium sized pleco, with an attractive colour pattern, which can vary largely according to aquarium conditions or the fish’s mood. They can be fairly shy and will therefore need a suitable cave in which they hide. They generally inhabit areas of faster flowing waters. Like all Plecos, they will benefit from wood in their diet.