Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus galaxias)

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Vampire Pleco

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Vampire Pleco

Leporacanthicus galaxias

Moderate

170.344 liters
170,343.53 mL
170.3 Litres (45 US G.)

25.4 cm 20.3-25.4cm (8-10 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.6 - 7.0

295.15 K
71.6 °F
531.27 °R
299.15 K
78.8 °F
538.47 °R
22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years




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Alternative names

Vampire Pleco, Galaxy Pleco, L029, Tusken Pleco

Sexing

Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier colouration.

Tank compatibility

Can co-habit with smaller lively catfish, but avoid larger Plecos as there may be territory issues. Do not keep with very small fish as they may be viewed as food, can be kept with medium-sized Tetras and South American Cichlids.

Diet

Will accept most foods including prawns, shrimp and snails. Will also take pellets, flake, and sinking catfish wafers.

Feeding regime

Feed once a day.

Environment Specifics

Will hide during the day so hiding places amongst wood and rock is appreciated.

Behaviour

Not a fish that you will see out and about much. Nocturnal and secretive.

Identification

An attractive Pleco which is dark in colour with many small pin-pricks of yellow spots across the whole body and into the fins.

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