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Leporacanthicus sp. (L241)

Image contributors to this species:

Danny Blundell  (2) Ole Paulsen (1)

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Relevant Information:

The Pseudacanthicus genera have the common name of Cactus catfishes due to their bodies being covered with spiny odontodes. Their mouths are small with a few bicuspid teeth in the jaws. Aquarium care: They can be highly territorial especially when adult, so a large aquarium of at least 5ft (150cm) would be beneficial to this species. Provide plenty of shelters in the aquarium and line -of- sight barriers if more than one species is kept. Provide a high oxygen contentt in the aquarium as they are highly rheophilic. Diet: As with all of this genera they are carnivores and would need to be fed on frozen foods such as Artemia, mosquito larvae, mysis and shrimp. They can also be fed pellet and tablet foods.

Common Name:

L241

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Venezuela: upper Rio Orinoco

Size:

30cm. (12ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.2-7.2.

Reference:

Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p

 

 

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