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Pseudacanthicus sp. Scarlet Plec L025

Category: Catfish - Loricariidae

Size: 28-32cm

Price: £395.00 each

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Stock: 1 in stock



Absolutely stunning!

Beautiful scarlet plec now described to science with the official name Pseudacanthicus pirarara


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 28-32cm

Pseudacanthicus pirarara

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil, Rio Xingu
Temperature 24-28C
Size Around 40cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.2