|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia capitulata Fisch-Muller & Covain, 2012|
|Type Locality||Approuague River, rapids of Saut Athanase, 4°11'12''N, 52°20'03''W, French Guiana|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||76mm or 3" 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||Approuague River, French Guiana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers, Approuague (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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 is no breeding report.|
|References||Cybium v. 36 (no. 1), 180, Figs. 7, 10|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 27 11:17 (species record created: 2005 Feb 05 00:00)|