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.

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Albino Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus adonis ‘albino’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
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

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