Hemiancistrus subviridis (L200)

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The beautiful colored Hemiancistrus subviridis (L200) pleco is a South American Loricariidae that is found in Rio Orinoco, Venezuela. They are very similar to Hemiancistrus sp. (L128), in fact they might be the same species. Also often confused with the so called L200 hi fin variation which actually is a Baryancistrus demantoides.

Care tips

  • Loves high water current
  • Omnivore
  • Good algae eater
  • Is not a picky eater
  • Provide stonework and rounded boulders

Hemiancistrus subviridis is also known by Green phantom pleco and L200 pleco.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the L200 plecos that my father I and have kept. From my experience this species is pretty active during the day and really loves high current.

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