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L185 BLACK SPINY CACTUS PLECO (Pseudocanthicus .sp)

L185 BLACK SPINY CACTUS PLECO (Pseudocanthicus .sp)

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The L185 is an impressive, large growing species of Pseudacanthicus (commonly known as cactus plecos) from the rocky, clear, fast-flowing waters of the middle and upper Rio Xingu in Brazil. Territorial and largely carnivorous by nature, this species grows to about 7″ length and requires a fairly large aquarium with lots of cover, especially if they are to be kept with other plecos. They prefer warmer water temperatures (80 – 84F ) and will do best with moderate to strong current.


L185 Xingu Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus sp. L185)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Middle Rio Xingu near Altamira
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger, some vegetable matter, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 15″
Recommended Tank Size: 125 gallons+
Compatibility: Can be aggressive, especially towards other bottom dwellers or plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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