L240 Galaxy / Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias)

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With high contrast black and white markings and large dorsal and caudal fins, the Galaxy or Vampire Pleco is a popular species typically originating from the Orinoco drainage in Colombia. A similar, possibly related species is found in the Tocantins River in Brazil. Like most plecos in the genus Leporacanthicus, the L240 are primarily carnivores, and prefer protein rich foods.

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Description

L240 Galaxy/Vampire Pleco (Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger, prefers protein-rich frozen or prepared diets
Adult Size: 9″+
Recommended Tank Size: 75+ gallons
Compatibility: Can be territorial, especially with similar species and bottom dwellers

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.