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Leopard Pleco L114

Or Red Tail Sternella

Plecos

The Leopard Pleco originally came from British Guiana and are obtained mainly from Brazil.  It is also known as the Leopard Cactus Pleco and the Red Tail Sternella.  The reddish orange in the caudal fin varies with age.  The pattern of red in the tail and the dorsal fin can create the cactus pattern.  They are carnivores and  grow to a size of 10 inches.  The Leopard prefers subdued lighting and will need a cave.  They are very messy fish and will require excellent filtration.

Leopard Cactus Pleco, Red Tailed Sternella Pleco, Pseudoacanthicus leopardus L114      Leopard Cactus Pleco, Red Tailed Sternella Pleco, Pseudoacanthicus leopardus L114

Scientific Name: Pseudacanthicus leopardus L114
Family: Catfish
Temperature: 24 - 28 C; 75 - 82 F
pH: 5.6 - 7.0
Size: 25 cm; 10 inches
Life Span: ?
Breeding: Difficult, Egglayer
 

Compatibility:

Angelfish, Barbs, Discus, South American Cichlids, Plecos