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L241 Golden Spotted Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias)

$8999 CAD
SKU: 28213719939902

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L241 Golden Spotted Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias)

Description

The L241 Golden Spotted Vampire Pleco (scientifically known as Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias) is a captivating freshwater fish that aquarists enjoy keeping. 

  1. Appearance:

    • The Vampire Pleco has a silhouette similar to other popular freshwater catfish species.
    • It features a flat bottom, an under turned mouth for gnawing on algae, and expansive fins.
    • Notably, it sports a tall, rayed dorsal fin that usually rests flat against its back but can be raised for swimming in strong currents.
    • The body coloration is predominantly dark black, with small white and yellowish dots covering every inch of the upper body, including the fins.
    • Males tend to have longer and broader heads than females, although sexual dimorphism is subtle.


  2. Size:

    • A full-grown Vampire Pleco typically reaches a size of just under 10 inches.
    • While not as large as some other pleco species, it still requires significant space and a well-designed underwater habitat.
  3. Lifespan:

    • Under proper care, Vampire Plecos can live up to 15 years.
    • Factors such as genetics, environmental conditions, and diet play a role in determining their overall health and longevity.
  4. Habitat and Origin:

    • The Vampire Pleco is native to the Orinoco drainage system in Colombia.
    • A similar species resides in the nearby Tocantins River in Brazil, although subtle physical differences set them apart.
  5. Tank Requirements:

    • These plecos are comparable in care difficulty to other South American catfish species.
    • Provide them with a suitable tank size, water parameters, and a varied diet.
    • Ensure hiding spots, driftwood, and caves for them to explore.
  6. Behavior and Temperament:

    • Vampire Plecos are primarily bottom-dwellers.
    • They spend their time foraging for food and exploring their environment.
    • They are generally peaceful and can coexist with other fish.


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L241 Golden Spotted Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias)

$8999 CAD

The L241 Golden Spotted Vampire Pleco (scientifically known as Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias) is a captivating freshwater fish that aquarists enjoy keeping. 

  1. Appearance:

    • The Vampire Pleco has a silhouette similar to other popular freshwater catfish species.
    • It features a flat bottom, an under turned mouth for gnawing on algae, and expansive fins.
    • Notably, it sports a tall, rayed dorsal fin that usually rests flat against its back but can be raised for swimming in strong currents.
    • The body coloration is predominantly dark black, with small white and yellowish dots covering every inch of the upper body, including the fins.
    • Males tend to have longer and broader heads than females, although sexual dimorphism is subtle.


  2. Size:

    • A full-grown Vampire Pleco typically reaches a size of just under 10 inches.
    • While not as large as some other pleco species, it still requires significant space and a well-designed underwater habitat.
  3. Lifespan:

    • Under proper care, Vampire Plecos can live up to 15 years.
    • Factors such as genetics, environmental conditions, and diet play a role in determining their overall health and longevity.
  4. Habitat and Origin:

    • The Vampire Pleco is native to the Orinoco drainage system in Colombia.
    • A similar species resides in the nearby Tocantins River in Brazil, although subtle physical differences set them apart.
  5. Tank Requirements:

    • These plecos are comparable in care difficulty to other South American catfish species.
    • Provide them with a suitable tank size, water parameters, and a varied diet.
    • Ensure hiding spots, driftwood, and caves for them to explore.
  6. Behavior and Temperament:

    • Vampire Plecos are primarily bottom-dwellers.
    • They spend their time foraging for food and exploring their environment.
    • They are generally peaceful and can coexist with other fish.


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