Scientific Name: Leporacanthicus joselimai
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 2 to 3 inches
Approximate Full Size: 6 inches
Native Region: South America: Rio Tapajos, Para, Brazil.
This pleco has a light gray body with larger black (leopard) spots. It is also known as the Sultan Pleco and Grey Vampire Pleco.The under slung mouth of the pleco acts as a suction devise to hold it in place, and to allow the specialized teeth to rasp algae off of rocks, plants and glass. This makes the pleco one of the best eaters of algae, its primary job in the home aquarium. They require some cover in the form of a rocky cave or large piece of driftwood in which to "hang out" most of the time.