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One of the largest plecos now described

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 09, 2018 09:00 AM
L186 now has a formal description. Pseudacanthicus major is the newest described Loricariid. Hailing from the Amazon, this monster pleco can grow upwards of two feet (600mm).
One of the largest plecos now described

Pseudacanthicus major

L186, now formally (and aptly) named Pseudacanthicus major, has been kept by aquarists for many years now ... in very large aquariums.  Don't expect this pleco to handle algae duties.  This massive pleco is an omnivore that will eat plants but prefers to forage the substrate at night for meaty foods such as crustaceans and bivalves.  It takes a lot of protein in your diet to look this buff!

The new species is described in ZooTaxa.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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