Similar looking to L097
but the spots on that species are more of a dirty
white colour. 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.
Cactus Pleco, L282
Venezuela:Upper course of the Rio Orinoco.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.