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Vampire Pleco - L007 is also known as the Galaxy Pleco and is an ideal species for the small to medium community aquarium. Native to Brazil in the Lower Amazon, these fish are not as readily available as other plecos, thus, the higher price tag. 

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Features of Vampire Pleco - L007:

  • Dark brown to black body and fins covered in orange spots
  • The eyes are large and bulbous and giving the fish a unique look
  • The Vampire Pleco - L007 has a set of large rayed fins
  • Grows to 25cm


Best Aquarium Size for Vampire Pleco - L007:

Vampire Pleco - L007 can do well in a tank of 120L or larger. However, it depends on the size of your pleco. Also, if you want to set up a community tank, you have to increase the tank size. 

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Vampire Pleco - L007 can be kept in community tanks. Do not add larger or more active bottom-dwellers. Because of the passive nature of the Vampire Pleco - L007, it’s often out-competed for food.

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Feeding :

Vampire Pleco - L007 do best on a high-protein diet. Offer them a steady diet of algae wafers and frozen or live foods such as bloodworms to meet their nutritional requirements. We recommend the Algae Wafers from Hikari, Fluval Bug Bites Algae Crisps, Vitalis Catfish Pellets and Sera Catfish Chips Wafers with Wood.

Search Catfish food in our High Quality Fish Foods collections.

Pleco Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

A good filtration system is necessary. Known to be heavy waste producers, an efficient filtration system will ensure a clean aquarium. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size.

Here are some great ones to consider:

Air Pumps or Bladders

Air pumps or bladders are recommended. Vampire Pleco - L007 like a stronger current, so make sure the filter’s outlet can meet that need. You can search for an ideal Pump for your tank in our online shop.

Plants for Plecos

There are no strict cultivars that these fish prefer. So, get creative and add a variety of plants that fit this environment.

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Decorations for Plecos

You may put some driftwood, rock caves, terra cotta spots or tubes in the aquarium. They love staying hidden in holes. Driftwood is essential as they feed on it to aid digestion.

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Install a safe aquarium lighting system inside so that you can keep an eye on the fish when feeding them. Sufficient light is also important for the growth of your live plants.


Sand is the preferred substrate because it’s closer to what’s found in the wild and is less abrasive on their bellies. 

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

Additional Information

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