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The L262 Stardust Pleco, scientifically known as Hypancistrus sp. L262, is a mesmerizing and sought-after freshwater catfish that brings a touch of celestial beauty to aquariums. Recognized for its stunning appearance and peaceful demeanor, the L262 Stardust Pleco is a prized addition among catfish enthusiasts.



  • Average Size: 4-5 inches
  • Max Size: Up to 5 inches
  • Tank Size Required: 30 gallons or larger


Temperament: The L262 Stardust Pleco is generally peaceful and suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive fish. Provide hiding spots and structures like caves to make them feel secure.


Unique Traits: Distinguished by its intricate pattern of white or light-colored spots on a dark background, resembling stardust, the L262 Pleco is a visually stunning species. It has a streamlined body and a sucker mouth typical of plecos.


Origin: Native to South America, the L262 Stardust Pleco is found in the Rio Tocantins basin in Brazil.


Other Names:

  • Hypancistrus sp. L262
  • Stardust Pleco


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: The L262 Stardust Pleco is primarily herbivorous, and its diet should include high-quality sinking pellets, spirulina-based foods, and fresh vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber. Supplement their diet with occasional protein-rich foods like high-quality pellets or frozen brine shrimp.


Characteristics and Looks: The L262 Stardust Pleco is characterized by its celestial pattern of spots, giving it a unique and otherworldly appearance. Its body is flat and elongated, typical of plecos, and it has a distinctive sucker mouth. As they mature, the stardust pattern becomes more pronounced.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH (General Hardness): 5-15 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 3-10 dKH
  • Temperature: 76-82°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

L262 Stardust Pleco

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