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L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco (Dekeyseria picta)

$3999 CAD
SKU: 400000030203

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L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco (Dekeyseria picta)

Description

The L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco, scientifically known as Dekeyseria picta, is a small and attractive species of catfish that is popular among aquarium enthusiasts. 

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos is typically between 77°F to 86°F (25°C to 30°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 20 to 30 gallons is recommended for a single L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco. However, a larger tank is always better, providing more space and stability for the fish.

Feeding Habits: L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos are omnivores, and their diet should include a mix of high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, and frozen or live foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp. They also graze on algae, so having some in the tank is beneficial.

Habitat Preference: These plecos are native to the Atabapo River in Venezuela. They prefer aquariums with hiding spots like caves, driftwood, and plants. A well-decorated tank mimicking their natural habitat is ideal.

Water pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.5. It's crucial to maintain stable water conditions to prevent stress and ensure the well-being of the fish.

Behavior: L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos are generally peaceful and can be kept in community tanks with other non-aggressive fish. They are nocturnal, so you may observe them being more active during the night.

They are generally solitary in nature. However, having multiple hiding spots in the tank allows them to establish territories without too much aggression.

L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos are bottom-dwellers, spending a significant amount of time foraging on the substrate for food. Provide a soft substrate to prevent injury to their delicate barbels.

Color and Other Details: The L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco is known for its striking coloration, featuring a beautiful mix of dark and light markings on its body, resembling a butterfly pattern. The exact coloration can vary, but they are generally attractive and eye-catching.

Remember that providing proper filtration, regular water changes, and monitoring water parameters are essential for the well-being of L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos. Always research and understand the specific needs of any fish species before adding them to your aquarium.

Specifications

  • Category
    Plecos
  • Species Type
    Butterfly Pleco
  • Water Temperature
    77°F to 86°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Sandy Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Solitary, Bottom-Dwelling, Nocturnal, Community Fish

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L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco (Dekeyseria picta)

$3999 CAD

The L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco, scientifically known as Dekeyseria picta, is a small and attractive species of catfish that is popular among aquarium enthusiasts. 

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos is typically between 77°F to 86°F (25°C to 30°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 20 to 30 gallons is recommended for a single L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco. However, a larger tank is always better, providing more space and stability for the fish.

Feeding Habits: L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos are omnivores, and their diet should include a mix of high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, and frozen or live foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp. They also graze on algae, so having some in the tank is beneficial.

Habitat Preference: These plecos are native to the Atabapo River in Venezuela. They prefer aquariums with hiding spots like caves, driftwood, and plants. A well-decorated tank mimicking their natural habitat is ideal.

Water pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.5. It's crucial to maintain stable water conditions to prevent stress and ensure the well-being of the fish.

Behavior: L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos are generally peaceful and can be kept in community tanks with other non-aggressive fish. They are nocturnal, so you may observe them being more active during the night.

They are generally solitary in nature. However, having multiple hiding spots in the tank allows them to establish territories without too much aggression.

L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos are bottom-dwellers, spending a significant amount of time foraging on the substrate for food. Provide a soft substrate to prevent injury to their delicate barbels.

Color and Other Details: The L168 Atabapo Butterfly Pleco is known for its striking coloration, featuring a beautiful mix of dark and light markings on its body, resembling a butterfly pattern. The exact coloration can vary, but they are generally attractive and eye-catching.

Remember that providing proper filtration, regular water changes, and monitoring water parameters are essential for the well-being of L168 Atabapo Butterfly Plecos. Always research and understand the specific needs of any fish species before adding them to your aquarium.

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