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.

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L025 7 Pointer Scarlet Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Sao Felix
Diet: Carnivore and scavenger, some vegetable matter, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 16″+
Recommended Tank Size: 180+ gallons
Compatibility: Can be aggressive, especially towards other bottom dwellers or plecos

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
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 via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.