|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia brevis (La Monte, 1935)|
|Type Locality||Near Sena Madureira, near mouth of R. Macaua, trib. of Rio Iaco, itself a trib. to Rio Purus, Amazonas, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah - breh viss|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. This specific epithet literally means short(brevis=short).|
|Size||114mm or 4.5" 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 unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||South America: Purus River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.8 - 7.8|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dh 15-28.|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendency 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 are 3 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||Am. Mus. Novit.No. 784 - pp3 - Fig. 2|
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|Last Update||2015 Apr 09 03:46 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|