Butterfly Pleco - L168 - Dekeyseria pulchra

Butterfly Pleco - L168 - Dekeyseria pulchra

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Care: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Region: South America
Max Size:
Tank Size: 30gal


The Butterfly Pleco is a beautiful variety of pleco notable for its striking black and white striped pattern. Interestingly, this species possess the ability to alter its coloration to better camouflage to their background, so its best to keep them on a light substrate to show their best coloration.      


This variety of pleco grows to a much more manageable size of 6" than common plecos which grow to well over a foot long. They are hardy and peaceful, though they do prefer clean water, and may be territorial with other pleco species.  They are generally safe with live plants, making a great option for algae control in moderate sized tanks of 30 gallons or more.       


Butterfly Plecos, juveniles especially, primarily consume algae found in the aquarium. As they approach adulthood, they become more omnivorous and will consume uneaten food off the aquarium floor. If there is insufficient algae present, it's recommended to offer them Algae Wafers or zucchini slices. As with other pleco species, it's important to supply driftwood for them to graze on.       

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