L160 Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus spinosus)


Like their name suggests, the Spiny Monster Pleco is a large growing species which develops heavy armor and distinctive spines along the body and fins. Like most members of the genus Pseudacanthicus, this species is mainly carnivorous and prefer protein rich foods. In the aquarium, they can be territorial (especially towards other plecos) so be sure to provide plenty of hiding places such as caves or driftwood.

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L160 Spiny Monster Pleco (Pseudacanthicus spinosus)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Tocantins
Diet: Scavenger – algae, biofilm, invertebrates, sinking prepared & gel feeds
Adult Size: 10″+
Recommended Tank Size: 90+ gallons
Compatibility: Can be territorial towards similar species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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