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L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino, also known as an Albino King Tiger Pleco is an ideal species for the small to medium community aquarium. These fish are an unusual and beautiful fish not as readily available as other plecos, thus, the higher price tag. 

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Features of L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino:

  • They have alternating maze like stripes of faded yellow or beige & brown
  • The eyes lack pigment are large and bulbous and giving the fish a unique look
  • The L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino has a set of large rayed fins
  • Grows to 10cm
  • Best suited for intermediate aquarists
  • Lifespan of 10 years or more


Best Aquarium Size for L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino:

L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino can do well in a tank of 75L or larger. However, it depends on the size of your pelco. Also, if you want to set up a community tank, you have to increase the tank size. 

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino can be kept in community tanks. They are peaceful towards other peaceful smaller species. If keeping multiple together, ensure plenty of space and provide caves and territories for each to claim. Do not add larger or more active bottom-dwellers. Because of the passive nature of the L333 Hypancistrus sp. Pleco Albino, it’s often out-competed for food.

Here are some great tank mates:


L333 Hypancistrus sp. Albino Pleco's are omnivores and do best on a high-protein diet. Offer them a steady diet of algae wafers and frozen or live foods such as bloodworms to meet their nutritional requirements. Vegetables such as zucchini can be fed once a week.

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Pleco Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

A good filtration system is necessary. Known to be heavy waste producers, an efficient filtration system will ensure a clean aquarium. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size.

Here are some great ones to consider:

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Air Pumps or Bladders

Air pumps or bladders are recommended. L333 Hypancistrus sp. Albino Pleco's like a stronger current and high oxygenation, so make sure the filter’s outlet can meet that need. You can search for an ideal Pump for your tank in our online shop.

Aquarium Plants

There are no strict cultivars that these fish prefer. So, get creative and add a variety of plants that fit this environment. Floating plants or large-leaved plants like java fern are all good choices for your pleco tank. Pleco's enjoy shaded areas and places to hide, this makes them feel safe.

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Aquarium Decorations

These cave-dwellers will appreciate a replication of their natural habitat, and that means you have the option of adding rock structures, pleco caves, and driftwood. Creating caves enables your fish to feel safe and claim territory.

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Aquarium Lighting

These fish enjoy lower light levels with lots of shade and dark spaces to hide. If keeping live plants, they will need sufficient light to grow.

Standard aquarium lighting is appropriate. Shop aquarium lighting here.

Aquarium Substrate

Aquarium sand is ideal for plecos as they are bottom dwellers and will forage through substrate for food. If you prefer to use gravel, use a smooth and rounded gravel to protect their bodies.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

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#DIED the next day

Lost more than 75% of the fish I ordered some even looked close to dead before even putting them in my tanks.