L097 Polka Dot Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus sp. L097)


The L097, known as the Polka Dot or Spotted Cactus Pleco is an attractively marked, medium growing species of Pseudacanthicus (commonly known as cactus plecos). This pleco originates in the rocky, clear waters of the middle and upper Rio Tapajos 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 (80F ) and will do best with moderate to strong current.



L097 Polka Dot Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus sp. L097)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Middle Rio Tapajos near Itaituba
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger, some vegetable matter, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 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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