L354 Big Spot Polka Dot Pleco (Spectracanthicus sp. ‘L354’)


A rare and distinctively marked pleco from Brazil’s fast-flowing Rio Xingu, the L354 or Big Spot Polka Dot Pleco inhabits rocky shallows in the wild. Like most plecos from this river, they prefer warm, soft, well-oxygenated water. In the aquarium, they should be given plenty of shelter in the form of rocks, caves, or driftwood. A peaceful species, they will typically get along well in groups.


L354 Big Spot Polka Dot Pleco (Spectracanthicus sp. ‘L354’)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Xingu
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger, like most of its relatives prefers a protein-heavy diet
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but may be territorial with other plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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