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Pseudacanthicus sp. (L097)

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Allan James (1) Rare Aquatics (1) Saul Paredes (1) Ole Paulsen (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus 

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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: Although this is one of the smaller species of Pseudacanthicus they can still be highly territorial especially when adult, so a large aquarium of at least 5ft (150cm) would still 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:

L097, Polka Dot Cactus Pleco.




Loricariidae ycipitidae


Brazil: Rio Tapajós


20cm. (8ins)


26-30°c (79-87°f.)




Seidel, Ingo; Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes 208 p



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