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The Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose - L144 Longfin is a popular and vibrant species of catfish. They have a unique lemon yellow body and blue eye and longer than usual fins than the regular lemon blue eye. Suited for community aquariums with other peaceful species.

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Features of Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose - L144:

  • Lemon yellow body with a blue and black eye
  • Features elongated finage
  • Males possessing a ''bushy nose''
  • Females also may have much smaller growths on the head but to a much lesser extent
  • Grows to 10cm


The Best Aquarium Size:

Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose - L144 can do well in a tank of 75L or larger. However, it depends on the size of your pleco. Also, if you want to set up a community tank, you have to increase the tank size. 

Suitable aquariums to consider include:

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose - L144 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. Avoid other larger or more active bottom-dwellers, because of the passive nature of the Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose - L144, it’s often out-competed for food.

Here are some great tank mates:


Lemon Blue Eye Bristlenose - L144 is omnivorous. They love to feed on wood in the aquarium and has a liking for meaty high protein snacks. Feed them algae wafers, flakes and sinking pellets. They also accept treats like live or frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and insect larvae. Vegetables such as zucchini can be fed once a week.

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Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Water quality is vital. This fish produces a moderate amount of waste, so an excellent filter is essential. Ensure your filter has an adequate flow rate for your aquarium size. 

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Aquarium Heater

This fish enjoys temperatures between 25 - 28° C. To manage stable water temperatures, we recommend installing a reliable aquarium heater and always monitor with an additional thermometer.

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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. They 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 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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