Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)

Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989

(Type species)
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
from Galaxie (milky way)
Family
 
Subfamily
 
Tribe
 
Group
Synonyms
Galaxy Pleco
Milchstraßen-Rüsselzahnwels
Tusken Pleco
Vampire Pleco
Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 29)
Length (total)
approx.  30 cm
Standard length (documented)
113.7 mm
Recommended tank size
150 cm
Temperature
26 - 29 °C
pH
5.5 - 7.5
Rio Tocantins bei Jacobal (Holotype,Para);
L 7: Rio Guama, Ourém (Para, Paratype);
L 29: Rio Tocantins bei Maraba (Para);
Rio Jamari (Rondonia, Paratype)
Brazil
Map to Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Type of water
Clear water
Nutrition (mostly): carnivore
Eats plants
not known
Keeping in (small) groups is recommended. Individual keeping is possible.
from genus: males: slender, head longer and wider, genital papilla pointed and slender
from genus: Standard
multiple
 
 
from
to
 
Quantity
 
70
 
Temp.
28
29
 
pH
6.00
7.00
 
GH
4
4
 
KH
3
3
 
NO³
 
Cond.
 
 
 
 
present
I / 5 rays
14 soft rays
straight
little longer at the bottom than at the top
bright dots
I / 8 rays
bright dots
6 soft rays
5 soft rays
Sympatric with
On the positive list of Brazil in 2012 : The positive list of Brazil
last seen on a
german stock list
07/March/2019
  • Seidel, Ingo "Back to Nature - Handbuch für L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2008) P.132
  • I. Seidel / H.-G. Evers "Welsatlas 2"  edition: 1 (2005) P.36
  • A. Werner / W. Lechner / Dr. J. Schmidt "Miniatlas L-Welse"  edition: 1 (2005) P.11
Pic. 2: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 3: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 4: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 5: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 6: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 7: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 8: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Pic. 9: Leporacanthicus galaxias (L 7)
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Brenda Irwin
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ingo Seidel
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