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Old 10-02-2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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L-52 pleco Dekeyseria (butterfly pleco, flounder pleco)


Does anyone keep this pleco? If you have give me some of your experiences with them. They look really nice and I have been watching some on an auction site but would like to hear from someone with first hand experience before I make a move.
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Nobody has ever kept this pleco before?
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Maybe 15 years worth of keeping.
Awesome fish for the planted tank.
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Maybe 15 years worth of keeping.
Awesome fish for the planted tank.
Did their colors wash out after they matured Tom? From what I have read they can darken up under conditions where a dark substrate is used and almost go completely black. Their coloration is nice with the black and white and would hate to see them go all black.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Just got mine about a month ago (L52). Color seems to be fine. Very nocturnal fish, hides in particular spot in tank set up where I can only view underside during daytime. Is growing pretty fast too. I also have a L66 king tiger pleco which by your description of pleco wanted may be more up your ally as far as coloring. I use dark substrate with L66 and dark substrate and light sand with L52. Also be sure to have a piece of driftwood in tank with pleco (chola being the best option).
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Just got mine about a month ago (L52). Color seems to be fine. Very nocturnal fish, hides in particular spot in tank set up where I can only view underside during daytime. Is growing pretty fast too. I also have a L66 king tiger pleco which by your description of pleco wanted may be more up your ally as far as coloring. I use dark substrate with L66 and dark substrate and light sand with L52. Also be sure to have a piece of driftwood in tank with pleco (chola being the best option).
I have had L-66 before and they changed from a nice black and white coloring to a tan and black when mature. Still a nice looking pleco. I'm sure most will change colors when mature but didn't know if the L-52 went completely black or dark as others have said. Where did you get your L-52 if you don't mind me asking?
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