Sports a high dorsal fin which
differentiates it from other similar looking species.
Aquarium Care: Peaceful but as it
is territorial only keep one species to a tank. Tank
layout should have bogwood and tough plants as if
the plants are of a soft variety they will eat them
if not given an adequate vegetable diet. Grows large
so a spacious aquarium of 6ft (180cm) or over would
need to be catered for. As this genus in the main
are messy eaters, good water quality and filtration
would need to be adhered to. Lower water temperatures
are beneficial to this species. Diet:
Algae, and vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette
(zucchini). Will also take frozen foods as a treat
and sinking tablet foods.
Giant White Spot Pleco
Paulo, Rio Pardo. Paraná, Paraguay and Uruguay
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1991 Aquarien
atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-
und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p