L600 Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)


A beautifully patterned pleco, the L600/LDA007 or Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco is found in stretches of the Rio Branco, a whitewater tributary of the Rio Negro in Brazil. In the wild, they are known to inhabit rocky, deep water channels in high-current areas. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best in relatively soft water with some current and when given plenty of driftwood or other hides. A mainly carnivorous species, they should be offered protein-rich foods like Repashy Gel Diets or Fluval Bug Bites.


L600 Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Tacutu, Rio Branco
Diet: Omnivore and scavenger – should be fed a protein-rich diet in the aquarium
Adult Size: 14 ”
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gal
Compatibility: Aggressive for a pleco, should be offered plenty of caves and structures to prevent territoriality

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm