Pseudacanthicus leopardus (L600)

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The powerful and stunning L600 is a South American Loricariidae that is found in the Rupununi river (one of the main tributaries of the Essequibo river). This species is sometimes confused with L114. 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 leopardus is also known by L600 and LDA073.

Below you can find photo and video collection of the two Pseudacanthicus leopardus plecos that I have kept. One of them (probably male) I had for about 6 years and almost certain that it is a L600 the other one I am not certain she might be a L114 instead of L600, What do you think? You might also be interested L114 which is very similar to L600.

Please contact me if the provided information is faulty.

Photo gallery

This photo gallery contains images. Photos were taken between 2006 and 2011. Latest photos are always at the top. Click on each image for full-screen view.

Video gallery

This video gallery contains videos of my L600 pleco. Latest videos are always at the top.

Pseudacanthicus leopardus video

This capture shows a close up.

  • Video capture date 2006-2011
  • Probably adult male
  • Very territorial behavior at 0:15 sec