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Scientific NamePeckoltia sp. (L140)   
Common NamesLDA061
L140, LDA062
Pronunciationpeck OLE tea ah
EtymologyPeckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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DistributionSouth America: Brazil: Rio Tapajos
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
Suggested 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.
BreedingHas been bred in the aquarium. Pictures of a successful spawn in captivity above were from a group spawned in New Zealand by Geoff Haglund.
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Registered Keepers(1) Borbi (k: 5), (2) jemslie, (3) krazyGeoff (k: 20), (4) tony57 (k: 2), (5) David R (k: 6), (6) hankinswood, (7) brechtvh, (8) pink_fish, (9) kiwiplymouth, (10) saltcop, (11) flatfish (p: 2, k: 18), (12) ali_uk_1, (13) camtang (k: 5), (14) Wijnbelevenis, (15) randomsam1001, (16) Narwhal72 (p: 2, k: 4), who also notes: "Spawned these several times in the winter of 2013. All three females spawned sequentially but only got fry from the first and second. Male ate the third batch of eggs.", (17) Nabobmob1 (k: 4), who also notes: "Itiatubia", (18) vesculcas, (19) Goodeid608, (20) CharlieM9, (21) kwalker, (22) KrazyWhiptail, (23) Koen (k: 7), (24) fishyNZ (k: 3), (25) gulogulo (k: 5), who also notes: "Adults spawn when moved to a new tank", (26) adelinoarrais, (27) Rogier (k: 3), (28) BevN.

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Breeding Reports(1) flatfish (b: 58), (2) krazyGeoff (b: 57), (3) gulogulo (b: 49), (4) Nabobmob1 (b: 46), (5) saltcop (b: 39), (6) Narwhal72 (b: 8).
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Last Update2010 Jul 09 13:19 (species record created: 2006 Dec 10 08:58)