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Leopard Pleco L114 or Red Tail Sternella

Pseudacanthicus leopardus

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

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. Leopard Plecos are carnivores and grow to a size of 10 inches. The Red Tail Sternella prefers subdued lighting and will need a cave. They are very messy fish and will require excellent filtration.

Leopard Pleco - Compatibility:

The Leopard Pleco or Red Tail Sternella is compatible with Angelfish, Barbs, Discus, South American Cichlids, Plecos

Leopard Pleco - Profile

  • 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

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