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Redtail Leopard (L-114) Plecostomus (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)
Redtail Leopard (L-114) Plecostomus
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Redtail Leopard (L-114) Plecostomus (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Tan
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 74-79° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4
Max. Size 8½"
Origin South America
Family Loricariidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Tan
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 74-79° F, KH 6-10, pH 6.5-7.4
Max. Size 8½"
Origin South America
Family Loricariidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!

PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.

The Redtail Leopard Plecostomus, also known as the Leopard Acanthicus, comes from the rivers and tributaries of South America. The body is varying shades of brown with black spots, covering the entire body and fins, resembling the pattern of a leopard. Redtail Leopard Plecostomus make good additions to any community aquarium.

Planted aquariums with hearty, fast-growing plants, high aeration, and water movement make for a healthy environment. Rocks and driftwood help to accent a natural habitat and provide hiding spaces to cut down on stress for the Redtail Leopard Plecostomus. A recommended minimum tank of 70 gallons should be provided to house this fish.

The Redtail Leopard Plecostomus has not been bred in an aquarium and little is known about their breeding habits.

Feeding the Redtail Leopard Plecostomus is not difficult due to the fact that it is not a picky eater. Feeding off the bottom of the aquarium, it gets most of its nutrition from left over food and algae. If there is no algae or left over food present, supplement with high quality flake food, sinking carnivore pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"

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