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Pseudacanthicus sp. (L320)

Image contributors to this species:

Ole Paulsen (1) Brian Chung (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Introduced in the German magazine DATZ in October 2002 and is very rare in imports. 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:

L320

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Loricariidae ycipitidae

Distribution:

Brazil: Rio Jari, Pará

Size:

40cm. (16ins)

Temp:

25-29°c (77-85°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

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

 

 

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                                                                                          updated = October 29, 2015 © ScotCat 1997-2013