|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia sp. (L278)|
|Common Names||L278, Apure Tiger Pleco |
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadourned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Rio Apure drainage |
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Apure (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendancy towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.|
|Furniture||Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.|
|Suggested 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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not . |
There are 2 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 19 12:11 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|