L096 "Spiny Monster"


Common Name - Spiny Monster

Scientific Name - Pseudacanthicus spinosus

Max Size - 12"

Care - Moderate

Temperature Range - 74-82F

pH - 6.0-7.5

Diet - Carnivore. High protein prepared and frozen foods.

Breeding - Difficult

Origin - Wild Brazil

Notes - The Spiny Monster Pleco is a beast of a fish. Hailing from a wide range up and down the Amazon River basin, they can vary in color and pattern. All specimens are heavily armored with lots of spines/odontodes down the sides of the body.