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L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)

$169.99$399.99

A giant growing and extremely impressive pleco, the L155 Black Adonis or Hystrix Pleco is found in the middle Amazon and some of its tributaries. With their heavy armor, sharp spines, and huge adult size, this pleco is a true monster fish and adults are suitable only for the largest aquariums. Like most of the genus, they are aggressive and not at all shy, often spending time swimming in open water. They prefer fast-flowing, well-oxygenated water and will do best in a tank with ample open space along with caves and hides to provide territory.

Description

L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Tocantins
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger, like most of its relatives prefers a protein-heavy diet
Adult Size: 24″+
Recommended Tank Size: 240 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive for a pleco, can be territorial towards any bottom-dwelling tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping larger fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.