L254 is found alongside S.
punctatissimus in the Rio Xingu but
L254 has larger spots. Small species with a pointed
head. Similar to the Leporacanthicus
genus but lacks the lip barbels. Dorsal fin with
a posterior membrane.Aquarium
Care: Peaceful, but they do have a requirement
for higher oxygen and prefer currents in the water
with a powerful filter. Sexual Differences:
Males have a longer and broader head and a heavier
growth of odontodes. Diet: Carnivores
and feed on snails in their natural habitat. Feed
live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, mysis,
mussels and fish flesh. Tablet foods can also be fed.
Blue-spotted pleco, L254
and middle Rio Xingu.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p