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L427 Jatupu Leopard Cactus Pleco

Aquarium Bred and Raised

Pseudacanthicus sp.

Current Price: $99.99

Stock Level: 4

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Natural Range: Rio Jatapu

Source: Aquarium Bred and Raised

Estimated Size at Shipping: 2-2.5" give or take a bit

Max Size: 16"

Sold unsexed

Overview: These stunning Cactus Plecos get big. They come from the fast moving waters of Rio Jatupu and are very similar to P. leopardus and L114.

Setup Considerations: These fish's natural environments are full of rocks with lots of crevices and caves. These fish each claim a cave and retire to it to rest and escape threats. When threatened, they squeeze in tight, expand their bodies, and spread their fins to avoid being dislodged. They also use these caves as spawning sites. In our aquariums, providing lots of cave options for our plecos helps them feel secure. The caves should be small enough to be a somewhat snug fit. If appropriate caves are not provided, the plecos are likely to experience prolonged stress which will compromise their health. If insufficient caves are provided, these plecos will continuously battle for the best homes and can do serious damage to each other. So, for happy plecos, provide several cave options so each individual fish can find a satisfactory home to claim as their own.

Specific Care Requirements: These plecos generally come from swiftly flowing waters that are clean and rich in oxygen. In our aquariums, they appreciate high flow and require clean, well oxygenated water in order to thrive. They also like warm water preferring the low to mid 80's F. In this warm water, oxygen saturation is compromised, so water movement and clean water become especially important in order to keep enough oxygen available for these plecos.

Diet: Peaceful Carnivore. These fish will only eat sinking foods, which they rasp from the floor of the tank. They appreciate meaty frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms. They also enjoy rasping on large sinking pellets and wafers. Even though they are carnivores, they do need some veggies in their diet to balance things out. Ours readily consume algae wafers as well as zucchini cut into 1/4" coins and stuck on a fork so it sinks.

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Location: Wyoming, United States

Shipping: Please review checkout for final shipping options based on items selected, quantity, and groupings. Heat or cold packs will be included as needed at no extra cost.

  • UPS Next Day Medium: Fits 9 for $45.99
  • UPS Next Day Small: Fits 5 for $39.99
  • UPS Next Day Large: Fits 20 for $49.99
  • UPS Next Day Giant: Fits 40 for $69.99

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