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Old 02-01-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
 
Vampire Pleco

Will someone give me more info on this pleco. It seems that my monster Plucky is a Vampire not common. I'm looking at pics and he looks nothing like a common. How big do they get? How long do they live? Better yet, can I keep him in my 55g??
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
 
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Cool! Vampire's (Leporacanthicus galaxias) grow to be about 8-12 inches, so he should be find in the 55, at least for a while. They're not true vegetarians, so I'd supplement any algae wafers you might be feeding him with, with some cory food or something like that as well (they love shrimp). They don't seem particularly aggressive, and get along fine with other bottom dwellers, as long as it's not too crowded. Watch out though, they can bite you! They have (I'm not totally clear on this) these little fang-like things that protrude from their mouth.

It's a good accidental purchase anyway, even if you decide not to keep him. I've seen them for sale for anywhere between $30-65 US. Quite the deal if you paid the price of a common pleco!
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
 
My bottom dwellers get shrimp pellets anyway and yes, he loves them. That's my problem, I think..I guess I know he's too big for my 55g. I guess I was just hoping to keep him. :( Off to his new big fishy home tomorrow. The lfs has a 5x4x4 tank waiting for him. It's huge and only the better/bigger fish go in there. Thank for the info
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