|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias(l007)|
|Common Names||L007, Galaxy Pleco
Tusken Pleco, Vampire Pleco
|Pronunciation||lepor ah KAN thi cuss|
|Etymology||Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn.|
|Size||250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.
L007 (L. cf. galaxias) is distinguished from L029 (L. galaxias) by a higher dorsal fin, a shorter snout and larger spots.
|Sexing||Adult males have a much longer and broader head with small odontodes on the sides of head, more odontodes on pectoral fin spine and on the whole body, a bigger dorsal fin and normally a prettier coloration.|
|Distribution||Brazil, Parà, Rio Guamà
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.6 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||This fish originates in fast flowing rapids so you should supply this fish with an oxygen rich strong current environment. I used powerhead driven UGFs with ventura style air / water mixing and an external bucket filter to keep this fish with sturdy medium sized Geophagus and Acaricthys cichlids which didn't mind the extra current too much.|
|Feeding||Not a true vegetarian so a wide variety of foods, including algae wafers, cucumber or courgette (zucchini), frozen bloodworm, prawns, shrimps and tablet food. Shelled crustaceans or mollusks appear favourite foods but should be fed sparingly or used for conditioning.|
|Furniture||Prefers bogwood and darker rocks.|
|Compatibility||Gets on with small lively catfish but avoid too many other larger bottom dwellers (unless space permits) due to the territorial disputes.|
|Breeding||Reported, cave spawner, see images for fry development.|
|Breeding Reports||There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 18:15 (species record created: 2005 Nov 26 00:00)|