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Jump to next section Summary of Peckoltia
Pronouncedpeck OLE tea ah
EtymologyPeckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.
TankmatesA 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.
FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
SexingMales 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.
BreedingCave spawner.
SizeSmallest 72mm, largest 400mm, average 118mm, most commonly 100mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 59 "species" in the database
Keepers36 species (61%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Peckoltia compta (40.15%)
2. Peckoltia sabaji (14.23%)
3. Peckoltia vittata (10.94%)
4. Peckoltia brevis (4.55%)
5. Peckoltia braueri (4.04%)
6. Peckoltia lineola (3.03%)
7. Peckoltia sp. (L140) (2.36%)
8. Peckoltia lujani (2.1%)
9. Peckoltia oligospila (2.02%)
10. Peckoltia sp. (L076) (1.85%)
11. Peckoltia sp. (L377) (1.68%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Peckoltia species