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Jump to next section Summary of Peckoltia
Pronounced peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.
Tankmates A medium sized pleco that can be combined with a very wide array of tankmates due to its unfussy nature. Perfectly safe with small fishes and shrimp or robust enough to withstand the attention of all but the largest cichlids.
Furniture Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
Breeding Cave spawner.
Size Smallest 72mm, largest 400mm, average 118mm, most commonly 100mm. All SL.
Species There are 61 "species" in the database
Keepers 38 species (62%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Peckoltia compta (38.82%)
2. Peckoltia sabaji (13.43%)
3. Peckoltia vittata (10.39%)
4. Peckoltia braueri (4.31%)
5. Peckoltia brevis (3.67%)
6. Peckoltia lineola (3.42%)
7. Peckoltia sp. (L387) (3.1%)
8. Peckoltia sp. (L140) (2.41%)
9. Peckoltia lujani (2.28%)
10. Peckoltia sp. (L076) (1.96%)
11. Peckoltia oligospila (1.77%)
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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Peckoltia species

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