A Striking fish which is unmistakable. Base coloration is a dark brown with darker brown/black spots. This pleco gets its common name from having bright orange first rays of its dorsal and caudal fins and an orange adipose fin. Some specimens have an almost completely orange dorsal fin, these are known as dragon fins. More carnivorous than many other plecos, they should be fed accept a variety of protein rich sinking prepared foods. They can be aggressive and territorial for a pleco and should be provided with ample hides and rockwork in the aquarium.