|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia sp. (L009) , 1988|
|Common Names||L009, Smoky Peckoltia|
|Type Locality||Brazil: Rio do Pará at Oeiras do Pará|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A sandy coloured fish with indistinct markings often labelled Peckoltia arenaria Eigenmann & Allen, 1942 which appears incorrect as the type locality for that species is in Peru.|
|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.|
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Pará (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.|
|Reference||DATZ 12/1988, pp 556-558.
The pictured species in Aqualog (out of water) is actually L008.
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 11 18:46 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|