This is a small, attractive variety of Ancistrus which is relatively low maintenance to keep and is best suited to a quiet peaceful community tank.
Species – Galaxy Vampire Pleco - Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias (l240)
Current Size – 6cm - 8cm
Adult Length – 24cm
Temperature Range – 28 - 31°C
pH Range – 5.5 – 7.5
Special Requirements - Plenty of hiding spaces along with a moderately heavy flow into the tank.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Can be territorial, this species can be unfriendly towards its own kind and similar looking fish. Bottom dwellers of different color and pattern are usually left alone, although things may beaten up during feeding time. Gets on with small lively catfish but avoid too many other larger bottom dwellers (unless space permits) due to the territorial disputes. They are also aggressive against other catfish with similar coloration.
Feeding – Not a true vegetarian so a wide variety of foods, including algae wafers, cucumber or courgette (zuchini), frozen bloodworm, prawns, shrimps and tablet food. Shelled crustaceans or molluscs appear favourite foods but should be fed sparingly or used for conditioning.