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: Would need a large tank as they grow
big and are territorial. Provide plenty of caves and
also hiding places that will break up the line of
site if keeping more than one individual. 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 plus some vegetable matter
to vary the diet.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.