(1) Ole Paulsen
Briggs (2) Graham
Carr (1) Haakon
Similar looking to the less
the spots on L114 are larger, the fins are not as
red, more of a lemon colour and it is also more of
a chunkier fish in the body. Description:
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. Habitat:
Common in the Rio Demini, an affluent to the Rio Negro
in Brazil. 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.
L114, LDA007, Leopard Cactus
Rio Negro basin, Amazonas state, Rio Demini.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.