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Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco
Diet: Grazer and Scavenger. Prefers meaty, protein-rich feeds
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75+ gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, but can be territorial towards other plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

It took a while for the worldwide Pleco community to realize that there were two different species exported from Colombia as L200. The original one, Hemiancistrus subviridis, is more common in the trade. B.demantoides, often called L200 “hi-fin”, is rarer. B.demantoides is a very beautiful Pleco with it's yellow/brown colours, and once settled it's also a hardy aquarium inhabitant if given proper conditions. They will eat your Swordpants though.   

B.demantoides is very similar to Hemiancistrus subviridis (L200), which it lives syntopic with in the wild. They can be told apart by looking at the dorsal fin; in B.demantoides there is a membrane that connects the dorsal and adipose fin. If you look at their mouth, B.demantoides has a less circular mouth than H.subviridis.

L200 “hi fin” are true vegetarians, and should be fed a varied diet of vegetables and pellets containing much green matter. Some frozen foods and more meat-based dry food can be offered occasionally. B.demantoides does not grow as large as it's Brazilian Baryancistrus cousins, but should still be offered a roomy tank. Clean, well filtered, oxygen rich, warm water is required. Breeding has occurred, but is rare. The male, recognized by it's heavier odontodal growth and wider head, guards the clutch in a suitable cave. 

 

Photo By: Mark Perez

Q: I just completed my order, what's next?
A: Before shipment, we quarantine all fish for at least 24-48 hours. During this period, we closely monitor the fish to make sure they are healthy. We also do not feed them during this time in order to 'clean out' their digestive system and limit their ability to soil the water.  This helps reduce the amount of waste in the bag and will keep the water clean.

Q: When can I expect my order to be ship?
A: Please see Chart below

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Southwest: Depending on your location some cities have limited amount of flights per day. I will normally communicate this with you via email or text the arrival date and arrival time.

Note:  If the arrival date above don’t work for you please let me know on the note section upon check out on when you prefer to receive the package.

Q: Who delivers my order and how much?
A: UPS Next Day Air:
     For a low flat rate of $45 any where in the US with any size box.          

    Southwest:
    
For any order over $200 or order containing mostly large 4+ Males,
    we recommend Southwest Air Cargo for flat rate of $55.

   Delta Cargo:
  
This is available to all customers that does not have the option to use
   Southwest Air Cargo. Buyer will pay shipping at Delta Cargo Station upon pick
   up. (Usually around $75 - $80)

Q: Some or all of my fish arrived dead - what do I do?
A: We offer a Live Arrival Guarantee service for four hours after door delivery. In the event that a fish arrives dead in the shipping bag, you must take clear digital pictures of the fish in an unopened bag and email it to vegasvalleycichlids@gmail.com within four hours of receiving your package. Live Arrival Guarantee is voided after the bags have been opened.

VegasValleyCichlids.com will also refund (Not Store Credit) on any DOA'S that involve carrier mishandling, which includes delays (Less than 48 hours), damaged boxes or water temperature extremes. DOA's must be reported the day of arrival and be accompanied by an emailed photo to ensure refund.

    25% DOA
    We will refund 25% of shipping and the price of the DOA fish. 

   50% DOA
  
We will refund 50% of shipping the and price of the DOA fish.

   75% DOA
   We will refund 100% of shipping and 100% of all the fish.
   You keep the fishes that made it for FREE.

 

L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hi - Fin)

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