(3) Allan James (1) Allan
Sim (2) Chris Ralph
(1) Dimitris Lysikatos (1)
Aqua Studio (1)
This species is similar to
L024 and P.
leopardus but is darker coloured with redder fins. In
the original description it was noted that P. leopardus
had pale to dark brown and numerous black blotches
throughout the body while L025 has four lines of spots
running the length of the body. The difference is
quite significant with also the eyes being somewhat
dissimilar, L025 has to me, 'evil eyes', which seem
to follow you around when viewing it, and they are
also yellow. The eye's of P. leopardus are
normal and it is also a smaller fish than Pseudacanthicus
sp. L025. Aquarium Care: Would need
a large tank as they grow big and are territorial.
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.
L025 now described as P. pirarara (Chamon,
C.C. and LM Sousa 2016).
Scarlet Pleco, L025.
Pará, Rio Xingu (Altamira to Sao Felix do Xingu)
and Rio Iriri.
Chamon, C.C. and LM
Sousa. 2016. A new species of the leopard
pleco genus Pseudacanthicus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)
from the Rio Xingu, Brazil. Journal
of Fish Biology (2017). Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.