Peaceful but as it is territorial only keep one species
to a tank. Tank layout should have bogwood and tough
plants as if the plants are of a soft variety they
will eat them if not given an adequate vegetable diet.
Grows large so a spacious aquarium of 6ft (180cm)
or over would need to be catered for. As this genus
in the main are messy eaters, good water quality and
filtration would need to be adhered to. Lower water
temperatures are beneficial to this species. Diet:
Algae, and vegetable foods such as cucumber and courgette
(zucchini). Will also take frozen foods as a treat
and sinking tablet foods. Remarks:
Sports a high dorsal fin which differentiates it from
other similar looking species.
Giant White Spot Pleco
Paulo, Rio Pardo. Paraná, Paraguay and Uruguay
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1991 Aquarien
atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-
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to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p