L172a "Golden Vampire"
Common Name - Golden Vampire Pleco
Scientific Name - Leporacanthicus heterodon
Max Size - 6"
Care - Moderate
Temperature Range - 78-86F
pH - 6.0-7.6
Diet - Carnivore. Will readily accept most high protein food sources
Breeding - Difficult
Notes - The Golden Vampire Pleco hails from the Rio Xingu region of Brazil. This area is one of the more endangered Amazon tributaries, and as such, this species is not commonly available in captivity. As one of the smallest Leporacanthicus species, it is a great fit for mid-sized tanks.