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.