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L025 7 Pointer Scarlet Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara)


Nicknamed “7 Pointer” for the 7 super red fins, the 7 Pointer Scarlet Cactus or L025 is one of the most sought after species in its genus. This heavily armored pleco, is found in the fast-flowing rocky waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu, they are almost prehistoric in appearance, with prominent spines along the pectoral, dorsal, and caudal fins. Growing to almost 18″ as adults, they require a large aquarium with excellent water quality and are recommended for experienced hobbyists.

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.

L137 Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco (Hypostomus soniae)


A colorful, medium growing Hypostomus species found in the clear waters of Brazil’s Rio Tapajos, the L137 or Blue Eyed Red Fin Pleco makes an excellent aquarium fish for a large community or predator aquarium. Like most of their close relatives, they will graze on nuisance algae and should be given a varied diet including fresh vegetables and prepared foods.

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L095 Orange Cheek Pinecone Pleco (Pseudorinelepis cf. genibarbis)


A large and distinctive pleco found in tributaries of the middle Amazon in Brazil, the L095 or Orange Cheek Pinecone Pleco is a rare and sought after species in the hobby. In the wild, it is usually found in sediment rich white water rivers close to large piles of driftwood or submerged logs. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, and unlike other large plecos they tend to get along well with others of the same species.

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Albino Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus adonis ‘albino’)


One of the largest and most impressive plecos, Acanthicus adonis is found throughout much of the middle Amazon and Tocantins river basins in South America. 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. They are slow growers however, often taking years to reach a significant size. The rare Albino form of this pleco is occasionally seen in the wild but has also been captive bred in Asia. The white spots on normal colored specimens display yellow in Albinos.

L255 Spotted Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)


A colorful and uniquely-shaped Loricariid, the L255 Spotted Medusa Pleco is distinguished from similar species by the bright white spots covering most of the body. Like its close relative the L034, it is found in the clear, fast-moving waters of the Xingu in Brazil where it inhabits rocky shallows. In the aquarium, they prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and ample hiding places in the form of rocks, driftwood, or caves. Although both males and females have extensive bristles on the nose, mature males are easy to distinguish as the bristles grow to a huge size. An omnivore by nature, they will readily accept veggies, sinking prepared foods like Fluval Bug Bites Pleco formula, or Repashy Gel Diet.

L264 Sultan Pleco (Leporacanthicus joselimai)


A distinctive, large growing Pleco, the Sultan Pleco or L264 is found in the clear waters of the middle Rio Tapajos in Brazil. In the wild, they are found in relatively fast moving waters usually in and around crevices in rocks. An omnivore and grazer, these fish do best when offered a protein rich diet like Repahsy insectivore gel diet or other high quality sinking foods. In the aquarium, they will do best in clean, well-oxygenated water with some current and plenty of caves and rockwork.

L047 Mango / Magnum Pleco (Baryancistrus chrysolomus)


A vibrantly marked, medium growing pleco, the Mango or Magnum Pleco is found in the rocky, warm, and fast-flowing Rio Xingu  in Brazil. Due to their unique wild habitat, these fish require somewhat specialized conditions to thrive in the aquarium and may not be the best choice for the average community tank. They will do best in warmer (80F+), well-oxygenated water with moderate to strong current, and can be shy if kept individually Рkeeping multiple fish together along with ample hiding places is best. Although they will eat vegetables and algae-based foods, they also readily accept frozen bloodworms and carnivore diets like Repashy insectivore gel diet.

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L056 Chubby Pleco (Parancistrus aurantiacus)


A unique, heavily armored pleco from the Tocantins river basin in Eastern Brazil, the L056 or Chubby Pleco gets its name from its unusually wide, flattened body shape. In the wild, they are found in areas of moderate to fast water movement and typically live in rocky areas. They are a hardy and undemanding pleco in the aquarium but should be offered plenty of cover and excellent water quality should be maintained through frequent large water changes. An omnivore, they will accept most sinking foods and fresh veggies but be sure to offer some protein rich options like Repashy gel diet or Fluval Bug Bites Pleco Formula regularly.

L455 Tiger Chaetostoma Pleco (Chaetostoma sp. L455)


A uniquely patterned and colorful relative of the more well known “rubber lip plecos, the L455 Tiger or Tiger Chaetostoma Pleco is an undescribed species found only in Amazon tributaries (such as the Maranon and Ucayali) in Peru. Males display the most striking coloration and spotting on the face, but females are also quite colorful. Like most members of the genus Chaetostoma, they prefer moderate to strong water movement and are most at home with plenty of caves and rocks to hide among. In the aquarium, they will accept most sinking herbivore foods, gel diets, and fresh veggies.

Common Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria eigenmanni)


A peaceful, medium growing and uniquely shaped Loricariid, the Common Whiptail has been a popular oddball fish in the hobby for many years. They are an effective algae grazer, mostly live plant safe, and will live peacefully with nearly all tankmates, making them a unique addition to a medium to large community aquarium. In the wild, they are usually found on and around driftwood piles and will benefit from driftwood as well as live or artificial plants to provide cover. They should be fed regularly with a sinking herbivore diet or fresh veggies and will supplement this diet by grazing on nuisance algae on glass and decor in the aquarium.

LDA031 Mustard Spot Pleco (Panaqolus albomaculatus)


A medium sized colorful wood eater, the Mustard Spot or LDA031 Pleco features the distinctive lyretail common to members of the genus Panaqolus. Found in middle Amazon tributaries in Peru, Ecuador, and Southern Colombia, these fish inhabit driftwood piles in clear, relatively fast-moving waters. In the aquarium they are hardy and not typically shy, making them a great centerpiece pleco for a medium sized tank.