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Pseudacanthicus sp. (L114)

Image contributors to this species:

Danny Blundell (1) Ole Paulsen (2) Iain Briggs (2) Graham Carr (1) Haakon Haagensen (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory 

Relevant Information:

Similar looking to the less common P. leopardus but the spots on L114 are larger, the fins are not as red, more of a lemon colour and it is also more of a chunkier fish in the body. Common in the Rio Demini, an affluent to the Rio Negro in Brazil. 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: Pseudacanthicus 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. 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:

L114, LDA07, Leopard Cactus Pleco






Brazil: Rio Negro basin, Amazonas state, Rio Demini


40cm. (16ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




loricariidae.info: www.loricariidae.info/pseudacanthicus-sp-l114



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