My new vampire pleco

james99

MFK Moderators
Original poster
Staff member
Moderator
MFK Member
Mar 3, 2009
1,142
1,056
179
savannah,ga
I picked this guy up today. I haven't owned many plecos, mostly bristlenoses, but have really been looking at them alot lately. I saw this one on my weekly petstore trip and decided to try it out. Anyone else have one?

IMG_20190412_135509645.jpg

IMG_20190412_135503262.jpg
 

DarkOne

Exodon
MFK Member
Jan 26, 2019
45
43
26
NJ
congrats!!! I got one a couple of months ago. I bought a 3" L007 last year and died when I started using dry ferts (macros) in a planted tank. I wanted another one for a while and found this one and jumped on it. It's about 4.5" when I got it and might've grown a bit already in the 2 months as it's in a pleco tank and gets tons of food and water changes.

1368742

L204 upside down, L128 trying to hide and L333 juvie trying to swim away.
2019-03-26 23.48.45.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: Matteus

james99

MFK Moderators
Original poster
Staff member
Moderator
MFK Member
Mar 3, 2009
1,142
1,056
179
savannah,ga
DarkOne DarkOne how does yours do with other plecos and what size tank is your pleco tank?
 

kno4te

MFK Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
MFK Member
Dec 24, 2005
14,780
14,371
480
USA
Nice purchase James.
 

james99

MFK Moderators
Original poster
Staff member
Moderator
MFK Member
Mar 3, 2009
1,142
1,056
179
savannah,ga
Nice purchase James.

Thanks, it was between the vampire and a green phantom. I probably over paid but finding something like this local doesn't happen often. I only have one decent private store near me.
 

DarkOne

Exodon
MFK Member
Jan 26, 2019
45
43
26
NJ
DarkOne DarkOne how does yours do with other plecos and what size tank is your pleco tank?
There's really no issues with any of my plecos. There's a bit of shoving around once in a while but nothing I would consider violent or agressive. The tank is a 40g breeder as a growout for most of my plecos. The vampire (which was pointed out to me as a L240) will be going into a 75g. The tank will eventually be a breeder tank for the L128s if I'm lucky.

It's bare bottom and I do 10% w/c every day mainly to get out all the poop (sooo much poop!) and 50% weekly. I recently made those slate caves so I left the terra cotta watering spikes in while BB establishes on the slate caves. The terra cotta will eventually be taken out and I'll probably make a few more slate caves to make the structures a little taller. I have a AC50 with 2 sponge blocks mainly for flow, bio filtering and picking up bigger pieces of debris, 2 sponge filters and a Topfin MF10 mainly for flow. I might replace the MF10 with a wave maker when I move out the guppies. The rainbows will eventually be moved out too. There's a new version of the Aqueon Pro heater at 100w. The room is warm so the heater has no problems keeping the tank at 80°F. The new version isn't as accurate as the older version but it does hold temps constant.

L240 5"
5 L128's 3-4"
2 L333 1.5"
1 L271 (could be a L333) 2"
L075 3"
L204 3"
Super Red BN 1.5"
7 juvenile guppies
4 juvenile M Trifasciata (Goyder River) rainbows (1.25")
1368964

Thanks, it was between the vampire and a green phantom. I probably over paid but finding something like this local doesn't happen often. I only have one decent private store near me.
Blue is my favorite color so I'm partial to blue phantoms :). I hope my group of 5 will breed for me in a few years.
 
  • Like
Reactions: james99
zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store