Along with the black-spotted Liposarcus multiradiatus from the Amazon basin, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru, the white-spotted Snow King Plec is the most widely available species in the genus. This is largely as a result of large-scale breeding of the species (predominantly in Floridian ornamental fish farms).
Other common name
- Snow King
- Pterygoplichthys anisitsi, Glyptoperichthys anisitsi
- Brazil and Paraguay.
- Over 15 3/4in (40cm).
- Peaceful despite its large size; most active at dusk and during the night.
- Herbivorous (vegetable flakes, pellets, or tablets, algae, lettuce, spinach, peas, potato, cucumber slices, etc.).
- Large, well planted, with numerous sizable shelters. Water chemistry not critical but quality must be good. Temperature range: 72-82 F (22-28 C).
- No documented accounts of aquarium breeding available. In the wild and in commercial ornamental fisheries, the species breeds in deep burrows excavated in riverbanks. The male guards the eggs, and the fry feed off the body mucus.