L25 Scarlet Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus pirarara) is found in the waters of the Rio Xingu in Brazil. Like all plecos they should be provided adequate hiding places (Pleco Ceramics Caves and Decor)
Sizes and colors may vary.
Minimum tank size: 150g
Can be aggressive towards other bottom dwellers
Average purchase size: 3-4”
Max: approximately 16”
Diet: mostly carnivorous should be fed a variety of protein rich foods (Black and Tan Pellets, Blackworm Buckshot, Shrimp Wafers), Repashy (Bottom Scratcher), may benefit from occasional vegetables (zucchini, cucumber) and veggie based foods (Green Dream Algae Wafer, Eat Your Greens Spirulina Pellets)