According to Seidel (2008)
is a similar looking species from the Rio Demini in
the central Rio Negro system in Brazil. P. leopardus
is supposed to be more elongated and strongly flattened
and a different colouration than the L and LDA numbers
mentioned. Aquarium Care: When small
they can be kept in a community tank but when
adult, they can get quite aggressive. A large aquarium (6'
0" or over) is needed to display this dramatic
looking Loricariid to its best advantage. I do feel
that this is a fish only for the specialists who have
the experience and dedication to take care of it,
and to take care of the good water quality needed.
Prefers soft and acidic water as it is a black-water
fish. Diet: Seem to preferr cooked
mussels and prawns as adults. Include some vegatable
food such as zuchini (courgette). Will also take frozen
bloodworm and tablet food.
Leopard Acanthicus, Leopard
Pleco, LDA073, L600
Rupununi River basin. Type locality:
Rupununi River, British Guiana ... in the highlands
of British Guiana, approximately secured in North
Latitude 2º to 3º, and West Longitude 50º20'.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. ScotCat
no. 11. June 1997. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.