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10cm - 17cm

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"Discover the captivating L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias! With its unique pattern and peaceful demeanor, it's a gem for any aquarium."

Detailed Description:


  • The L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias, also known as the Galaxy Pleco, is a mesmerizing freshwater catfish highly sought after by aquarists for its distinctive appearance and peaceful nature.
  • Originating from the rivers and tributaries of South America, particularly the Amazon basin, this species adds a touch of elegance and intrigue to any aquarium setting.


  • L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias is characterized by its striking pattern of bright yellow spots or galaxy-like markings against a dark background, resembling a starry night sky.
  • Their elongated body and long, filamentous dorsal and caudal fin rays further enhance their unique and captivating appearance.
  • With their peaceful demeanor and nocturnal habits, Galaxy Plecos make an intriguing addition to freshwater aquariums.

Water Conditions:

  • Optimal water temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C).
  • pH range: 6.5-7.5.
  • Water hardness: 5-15 dGH.
  • Maintain excellent water quality through efficient filtration and regular water changes to ensure the health and vitality of L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias.
  • Provide ample hiding spots and cover to accommodate their nocturnal behavior.

Tank Setup:

  • L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias thrives in a well-appointed aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, caves, and driftwood to explore and seek refuge.
  • Incorporate sturdy plants such as Anubias, Java Fern, and Amazon Sword to provide cover and create a naturalistic aquascape.
  • Ensure the tank has a secure lid as Galaxy Plecos may attempt to escape, especially if startled or stressed.

Tank Mates:

  • L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias is generally peaceful and can coexist with a variety of tank mates, including other peaceful fish species that share similar water parameters.
  • Suitable tank mates include Tetras, Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, Dwarf Cichlids, and peaceful freshwater shrimp species.
  • Avoid keeping them with aggressive or predatory species that may harass or prey on the Galaxy Plecos.

Feeding Habit:

  • L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias is omnivorous and has a varied diet, primarily feeding on algae, biofilm, and detritus in the aquarium.
  • Supplement their diet with high-quality sinking pellets, algae wafers, blanched vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber, and occasional feedings of live or frozen foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp.
  • Provide driftwood in the aquarium as Galaxy Plecos may graze on the wood for fiber and essential nutrients.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the well-being of L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias and maintain water quality.
  • Perform frequent water changes of 25% every two weeks to remove waste and replenish essential nutrients.
  • Monitor water parameters using a reliable test kit and adjust as necessary to maintain stable conditions.
  • Keep an eye out for any signs of illness or stress, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or abnormal behavior, and address any issues promptly.

L240 Leproacanthicus Galaxias

SGD 225.00

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