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12" Scarlet Cactus Pleco (L-025)
12" Scarlet Cactus Pleco (L-025) 12" Scarlet Cactus Pleco (L-025)
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12" Scarlet Cactus Pleco (L-025)

Difficulty - Advanced
Personality: Peaceful nocturnal scavenger
Latin Name: Pseudacanthicus sp (L-025)
Adult full size: 16”
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallon
Water Parameters: pH 6.0 – 6.8
Safe for Planted Tanks: No
Foods: Bloodworms, Shrimp pellets, Algae wafers

This is a beautiful variety of what are called ‘Fancy Pleco-s’; it originates from Rio Xingu in Brazil. Because of its maximum size, a large setup with powerful filtration is required, as is proper maintenance of water quality.
It is more carnivores than it is herbivorous, so be sure to feed a mix of foods. It is a nocturnal feeder, so feed as late as you can. Highly oxygenated water is a must; good waterflow and driftwood is highly recommended, as is rocky hiding places. Avoid mixing with other pleco-s as fights over territory would be inevitable. As it gets larger it produces quite a bit of waste, so a robust filtration system cannot be overstressed.

Regular price $499.99