View Full Version : Vampire pleco

01-29-2009, 10:14 PM
I went to the lfs today and could not resist this vampire pleco.

I hope he doesn't bite me while I am sleeping. lol

01-29-2009, 10:50 PM
get the garlic ready:hmm3grin2orange:
nice fish to have king:19:

01-29-2009, 11:26 PM
Here is a better pic:

01-29-2009, 11:30 PM
Very nice plec, nice pick up!!

01-30-2009, 12:02 AM

Wild Turkey
01-30-2009, 12:06 AM
Agreed! lovely!

01-30-2009, 12:55 AM
Cool! Why are they called vampire plecos?

01-30-2009, 01:17 AM
Cool! Why are they called vampire plecos?

I found this on the web to answer your question: "The upper teeth in the sucker-mouth are long and rasping, giving these fish great power in their search for food. Although not a true bloodsucker (in the Transylvanian sense), this destructive dentistry is most easily witnessed at home should you try feeding certain types of shelled crustaceans or molluscs. These offerings are despatched with alarming ease and presumably form the mainstay of their wild diet."

01-30-2009, 02:02 AM
Gorgeous!! I just love plecos.

...and many other fish, but plecos are of the topic for now. :]

01-30-2009, 02:05 AM
Vamp. Plecos are one of my favorite fish. My LFS has one in stock, and I'm always tempted to buy him. They are a really beautiful species of fish.


01-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Thats a great looking pleco! Nice spots.
How large do they get?

Deleted User
01-30-2009, 02:16 PM
Very nice plec. Almost the same markings as my snowball. :thumb:

01-30-2009, 04:40 PM
What a beauty!

01-30-2009, 04:42 PM
Thats a great looking pleco! Nice spots.
How large do they get?

They get 8 to 10 inches. He is currently in my 55g, but will be moved to my 90g once I get it all set up and running.

Lynn Conroy
01-31-2009, 05:05 AM
very pretty. mine is leopard like and i love him.
vampire? too cool

02-09-2009, 11:44 AM
Wow.. thats a beautiful pleco! I've never seen a vamp before.. congrats on the new addition