Just in: L114

17. March 2009

After some time we were able now to import again L114. It is a member of the beautiful Pseudacanthicus-leopardus species group. The members of this species group can reach 25-30 cm total length, some sources give even 40 cm.

They originate from the Rio Negro basin near Barcelos in Brazil. They are omnivorous, but prefer clearly meat. L114 almost refuses plant material, but they readily accept food tablets.

Breeding was successful in captivity already. They are cavebrooders with paternal eggcare. Breeding of Pseudacanthicus is difficult due to the extreme aggressiveness of the adult fish. This makes it often impossible to keep pairs long enough together to enable breeding at all.

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer