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Scientific NamePeckoltia sp. (L214)   
Common NameL214
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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DistributionLower 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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FeedingOmnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants.
FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
CompatibilityPeaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
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.
BreedingCave spawner.
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Last Update2006 Dec 11 02:58 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 02:08)