Galaxy Pleco, Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias, Tusken Pleco
Max Size: 9.8″
Native to: Brazil, Parà, Rio Guamà
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Capim, Guamá
pH: 5.6 – 7.0
The Dracula Pleco is a crowd favorite and easy to see in any aquarium with its bold whote spotting on it’s black body. In the wild this pleco is found in the crevices of granite rocks amongst fast flowing water. These fish prefer a nice current and a good level of oxygen in the home aquarium. Provide plenty of rocks and create numerous shady caves for the fish to hide in. Ensure that the strongest areas of current flow through these hiding places, as this would be where these fish would reside in their natural environment.
Driftwood is not necessary, although it may make the tank look more aesthetically pleasing and the pleco will like to chew on!