One of the largest plecos now described

by | Mar 9, 2018 | Advanced Aquarist | 1 comment

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.

  • Leonard Ho

    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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  1. Paula

    I catch them with a casting net every day


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