Flounder Pleco (Dekeyseria sp "L052")

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Flounder Pleco

Dekeyseria sp "L052"

57 Litres (15 US G.)

11.9-12.7cm (4.7-5 ")




5.8 - 6.8

23.9-26.7°C (75 -80 °F)

4-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Butterfly Pleco, Flounder Pleco, L052

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature females will appear broader in the mid-section than males when viewed from above.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful Pleco that does well in a peaceful community tank, is not overly territorial towards its own kind either.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This pleco will accept most foods including catfish and algae wafers, blanched vegetables and live or frozen foods. May nibble algae and plants.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious well filtered tank with hiding places around bogwood and rounded river rocks. Does best in soft acidic water.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful pleco.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be mistaken for Dekeyseria brachyura, however, the L052 has a paler base colour, which is more orange on the D. brachyura, the stripes are more plentiful and less defined than the D. brachyura also.

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