The season for plecos from the rio Orinoko started very well. Many much sought for species are available in many different sizes. Most specimens of the Orinoco Butterfly Pleco (L52) we currently have in stock are charming and very pretty youngsters, but we also have a few large (9-11 cm) animals in our fishhouse. The species attains a mximum length of about 15 cm. L52 are omnivorous fishes that need some wood as food supplement, too. There are several reports on a successful breeding, the species is a typicla cave brooder. Despite the fact L52 is very undemanding in respect of general water conditions, the experience tells us that they show the most contrasting colours in soft and acidic water.
For our customers: the animals have code 26480 -L 52-0 (3-4 cm) and 26480 -L 52-4 (9-11 cm) on our stocklsit. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer