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. Remarks:
The Tocantins in Brazil is the only river where 3
species of Pseudacanthicus occur together,
major and P.
sp. (L079), (Mark
Henry Sabaj 2019).
Rio Tocantins, Pará.
Henry Sabaj pers. comm. 2019.
Schmidt, Jürgen Dr.Atlas
L-Welse. L1 bis L400. Bede Verlag Gmbh (Sept. 2005).
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to
L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.