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Scarlet Plec Pseudacanthicus pirarara
Category: Catfish - Loricariidae
Price: £219.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 2 in stock
Beautiful scarlet plecs
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Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Pseudacanthicus pirarara (Scarlet Plec, L025)
A robust catfish with a mid-brown body covered in small dark patches and with vivid orange to red markings on the edges of the fins, particularly the dorsal and tail fins. L024 and L025 are similar, but L024 is smaller and has less contrasty colours. Both share the solid build and very spiny body, and for this reason are sometimes called "cactus plecs".
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Requires well-filtered, vigorously oxygenated water with minimal nitrates. A very nocturnal fish, hiding places are important if you want it to settle in and become more outgoing during the day. Although it eats some algae, this species is primarily an omnivore and needs a mix of vegetables such as courgette together with meaty foods such as bloodworms, prawns, and mussels. Very territorial, it is best kept apart from other plecs (including its own species) and shouldn't be forced to squabble with other benthic fish such as territorial catfish or cichlids. Mixes well with midwater cichlids, barbs, tetras, etc.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Brazil, Rio Xingu|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|