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Lemon spotted green pleco - Hemiancistrus subviridis

Lemon spotted green pleco - Hemiancistrus subviridis

Scientific name: Hemiancistrus subviridis

Common name: Lemon spotted green pleco

Family: Loricariidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 14 - 18 cm (5.51 - 7.09 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.3

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 21°N (107.14 - 375ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Although Lemon spotted green pleco is classed as an effective algae eater, it will still require a diet of sinking pellets, algae wafers along with treats of blood worms and brine shrimp.


South America; Lemon spotted green pleco is found in the water ways of Venezuela.


There are no visible differences between the sexes.


Hemiancistrus subviridis are cave spawners, once the female has deposited the eggs; she will play no further part in the parenting roles. The male will stay in the nest guarding the eggs and future fry from predation. The eggs should hatch in 3-4 days and about 10 days after this the fry should accept their first feeds of newly hatched brine shrimp or Cyclops.


The expected life span for Hemiancistrus subviridis is 5-8 years.

Short description

Although Lemon spotted green pleco prefers fast flowing water it will adapt to calmer conditions. An excellent member for the community tank but it does like plenty of rock work to graze on. Bogwood is not a requisite as it does not use this to aid digestion.


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