Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus (L114)

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The powerful L114 is a South American Loricariidae that is found in the Rio Demini at the drainage of Rio Negro (the largest tributary of the Amazon river). This species is sometimes confused with L600. As far as I know the main difference is that L600 head is fine spotted whereas L114 has big spots.

Care tips

  • Prefers dimmed light
  • Very territorial specially when older
  • Rocks, caves and wood
  • Carnivore, is not a picky eater (loves mussels and prawns)
  • Do provide plant-based diet (minor amount)

Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus is also known by L114, LDA007, Leopard Cactus pleco and Demini Leopard Cactus pleco.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus plecos that my father and I have kept. You might also be interested in one of my favorite Pseudacanthicus L600 which is very similar to L114.

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