Cat-eLog Right Arrow Loricariidae Right Arrow Hypostominae Right Arrow Peckoltia

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Scientific NamePeckoltia compta  Oliveria, Zuanon, Py-Daniel & Rocha, 2010
Common NamesL134, Leopard Frog Pleco
Type LocalityBrazil, Pará, Itaituba, Pimental, rio Tapajós downstream from the confluence with rio Jamanxim, 04°41'06''S 056°23'07''W.
Pronunciationpeck OLE tea ah - com tah
EtymologyPeckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. The specific epithet means adorned, in reference the species attractive patterning.
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationAlthough very variable in terms of patterning, this beautiful species is quite easy to identify. Younger fish have more background yellow colour and older fish are darker with more stripes.
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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DistributionThe specimens collected in the species description where from two localities: in rio Tapajós, near the village of Pimental, downstream from the confluence with rio Jamanxim, and in rio Jamanxim around ilha da Terra Preta. Aquarium collectors primarily work in the are around Pimental.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós, Jamanxim (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH5.0 - 7.4
Temperature24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersThe species description notes the Tapajós and Jamanxim are clear water rivers and the specimens were collected in moderate to fast flowing waters, over a rocky bottom. The fish is commonly found in surprisingly still water usually over rocks.
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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 most tankmates that share a similar preference for warm and softer acidic water. An ideal pleco for a Tapajós set-up but can be combined with most small or medium sized fishes. Everything from small characins to larger eartheaters will do well.
BreedingCave spawner.
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ReferencesZootaxa 2534: 48–56 (2010)
Registered Keepers(1) Yann (k: 3), who also notes: "My first Peckoltia species. Breeding had taken place in soft water", (2) fischling, (3) Ak Viking, (4) Cory-Diddi, (5) f3mg (k: 4), (6) gimmeplec5 (k: 4), (7) Bengt F (k: 5), (8) Borbi (k: 4), (9) Barbie, (10) plecoready, (11) spencerdeluxe, (12) chris 1 (k: 4), (13) ThorG, (14) Oliver D. (k: 6), (15) amergim, (16) alga (k: 23), (17) alenate (k: 4), who also notes: "Breeding group", (18) Kingkat, (19) Tuti, (20) mikelouth (p: 4), (21) stang1 (k: 5), (22) joern (k: 4), (23) pureplecs (k: 9), (24) FishGeek, (25) LoL, (26) FreshwaterJeff, who also notes: "One adult male kept, lost due to CO2 malfunction. This species remains my favorite pleco.", (27) The-Wolf (p: 2), (28) jombi21, (29) apistomaster (k: 395), who also notes: "One of my top three favorite species of small Plecos. Hard to beat their colors.", (30) Kenneth Wong, (31) _BaDgUy_ (k: 3), (32) Daragh (k: 2), (33) Respect, (34) Jools, who also notes: "Picked up 5 smaller fish all about 1" SL.", (35) spikeyface, (36) gupebreedr (k: 4), who also notes: "Received 4 sub-adults Amazon Jungle Pets in Miami", (37) Freakdaddy (k: 6), (38) AngJo, (39) Högö (k: 4), (40) HBC, (41) prutsprogrammeur (k: 7), (42) ulster exile, (43) Bristle nose, (44) YSR50 (k: 14), who also notes: "2009/01/04 finaly, babies. 2009/02/16 second batch Now breeding about every 5 weeks. Looks like I have 2 breeding pair now.", (45) Poshpleco, (46) Vierrollenfreak (k: 14), (47) Luka (k: 6), (48) Dave_C (k: 9), (49) Walter, (50) kagal, (51) soltarii007, (52) Catfish66 (k: 2), who also notes: "They are in my 100 cm tank,they will move to my second 80 cm tank as soon as it is ready.", (53) wasabi, (54) kwakermad (k: 6), (55) trini_100, (56) Kay1986, (57) glenny, (58) ninetysixmustang (p: 7), (59) andyj (k: 6), (60) drgold (k: 7), (61) zhallam, (62) valkat, (63) jburke11 (k: 5), (64) jippo, (65) njfishguy (k: 7), who also notes: "2013 Bought some juvies from Jeff Rapps (Tangled up in Cichlids). March 2015 Added more same sized fish (young adults) purchased from TwoTankAmin hoping for some females.", (66) Matien (k: 7), (67) LUISGOREY (p: 2), (68) CoryLoachFreak, (69) meum, (70) firlefanz, (71) TheWetArm, (72) Cristoffer Forssander, (73) knusperfunk (k: 2), (74) lewishan, (75) Ronin 2, (76) defi (k: 6), (77) L-ko (k: 26), (78) ACMEexp, (79) ashik (k: 5), (80) briggadane, (81) calsonic, (82) ronsterrc, (83) karlwu (p: 2), (84) Numbers, (85) cwhite67, (86) Tommi, (87) DaveW (k: 3), (88) Lubbe, (89) addictedtocats, (90) CCA001, (91) JeffrD, (92) plec0 (k: 10), (93) ben757, (94) joviman, (95) djwalker124, who also notes: "Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. pH 6.0 - 7.4", (96) Pungen (k: 25), (97) a2fishguy (k: 3), (98) cich_cat, (99) jgvenn (k: 2), (100) Shaun (k: 5), who also notes: "German Bred.", (101) hookedonfish, (102) buddi (p: 2), (103) Proteus, (104) ianz (p: 2), (105) Aquariumfun (k: 18), (106) PlecoCrazy (k: 10), (107) johanx, (108) bcb, (109) kamas88 (k: 4), (110) Birger Amundsen, (111) Juand15 (p: 2), (112) GW_NL (k: 4), (113) Firestorming (k: 6), (114) Handels, (115) panaque (k: 43), (116) doodle, (117) gotya, (118) Per (k: 5), (119) smithrc, (120) evesonevo (k: 3), (121) Melchior (p: 2, k: 4), (122) José Maria, (123) Toad, (124) Seaokoy (k: 3), (125) matti2uude (k: 7), (126) saltcop, (127) L127 (k: 4), (128) jha61, (129) robt18, (130) dougy (k: 6), (131) jac (p: 2, k: 12), who also notes: "Wildcaught.", (132) royaldragoness, (133) fusco (k: 5), (134) PepperedGary, (135) theonetruepath (k: 5), who also notes: "Grrrr not everyone lives in the US 2009/ 04/04 This date is not valid, you cannot enter a date in the future (today is 2009-04-03).", (136) upc239 (p: 2, k: 3), who also notes: "Received 3 1.5 inch plecos yesterday. Very active, not too shy. More whitish than yellowish", (137) ablank (k: 6), (138) ofird (p: 2), who also notes: "Finally - 170 NIS", (139) wilpleco, (140) nomuken, (141) h2opleco, (142) Sutrisno (p: 2), (143) tf_fish (k: 9), (144) nowhereman (k: 2), (145) dconnors (k: 57), (146) Janne Josefsson, (147) godfreyhales (k: 6), (148) tinycichlid1 (k: 5), (149) Greg Curtis, (150) Raptor (k: 2), (151) TwoTankAmin (k: 11), who also notes: "11 F0 fish via Jeff Rapp. Not sure of sexes and trying to spawn them with no luck.", (152) ouscazz, (153) Billybob (p: 2), (154) FrankW (k: 6), (155) dave air, (156) donishi, (157) jbmm (p: 2, k: 4), who also notes: "bought at Hannover convention from Volker", "aquabeek", (158) KnaveTO (k: 2), (159) cichlideakvarie.dk, (160) oli (k: 2), (161) leej24 (p: 2, k: 5), (162) djtonyel (k: 4), (163) claro, (164) TomK (k: 5), (165) judeblackburn, (166) oxdeleon, (167) Raz, (168) gazza87023, (169) MarkN, (170) Elisabeth Dahl (k: 17), (171) vega77, (172) drpleco (k: 17), (173) d3n2 (p: 2, k: 4), (174) janne dahle (k: 39), (175) Rita A, (176) satony, (177) rzlaprime, (178) HenkeP, (179) lnumbers63 (k: 3), (180) playcos (k: 10), (181) bottomfeeders (k: 16), (182) keen-eyed (k: 5), (183) bronzefry, (184) nkm68, (185) Tallblue, (186) duequattro, (187) DutchPlecoFreak, (188) Neri2495, (189) ichtyophile (k: 2), (190) robert521 (k: 4), who also notes: "Uncle Neds.Maybe 2m/2f", (191) Daniel_yeo, (192) Tony, (193) scat35 (p: 2), (194) Substral (k: 6), who also notes: "So far they do not show interest in breeding.. Most of them are under 2 years old.", (195) musilvr4eva, (196) stensson (k: 5), (197) Jatze (k: 5), (198) freakkmeister, (199) rhibear (k: 3), (200) ChanggyChinggy (k: 3), (201) Lihn (k: 15), (202) genuinex (k: 2), (203) tinamoubird, (204) bcmitchell, (205) cjhoogma (k: 3), (206) Norman (p: 2, k: 8), (207) huffmagx (k: 11), (208) groeneen (p: 2, k: 8), (209) tspaceace68, (210) Hansen (k: 4), (211) Melander (k: 6), (212) tony57 (k: 3), (213) KiwiBigD, (214) Donald (k: 5), (215) phypes (k: 6), (216) 2wheelsx2 (p: 5, k: 24), who also notes: "Held by Davej until Dec. 11. From Canadapleco (Rich). Lost one to bloat. :( Jan. 2, 2011. Lost 2 more to bacterial infection last week. Jan. 4, 2011. All lost to infection.", "In 20 gallon quarantine. One female known to have bred already.", "Moved to 46 bow for growing out and eventually breeding.", "Month old F1's.", "4 from a friend to grow out, and 4 from a successful breeding effort in my cube tank. Managed to catch 2 more fry. All released into 46 bowfront", (217) rayfong (k: 2), (218) ridout (p: 2), (219) MarcW (k: 4), (220) plecomanpat, (221) BooUrns! (p: 2, k: 11), (222) jeroensten, (223) zebra1 (k: 8), (224) jimlaroche83 (k: 2), (225) VonKarppis, (226) Lars Jamne (p: 2, k: 12), (227) Darren Balch (k: 3), (228) pleco maniac (p: 3), (229) Nabobmob1 (k: 4), (230) Onatopa, (231) Mark Roesner, (232) kouen, (233) stumac (k: 5), (234) dt23, (235) jvision (k: 4), (236) CATMAndrew (k: 2), (237) Black_flys (k: 6), (238) FFTRIP (p: 3), (239) biotope69 (k: 5), (240) brechtvh, (241) chez, (242) Andypex (k: 17), who also notes: "20% water changes every 2 days. Fish being kept here untill further breeding tanks set up.", (243) jp11biod, (244) Dan101, (245) Neo (p: 2, k: 5), (246) Matt30 (k: 7), (247) Rainbow (k: 6), (248) Zulan, (249) tutters187 (k: 5), (250) Rabbit (k: 10), (251) CATMANdrew (k: 2), (252) elcucuu, (253) arapaimag (k: 2), (254) denwave (k: 2), (255) Andynotts, (256) Yakov_krepak, (257) Shawnc, (258) tagamasid1023 (p: 2, k: 2), who also notes: "Very reclusive and territorial.", (259) milosz (k: 4), (260) adcc (k: 6), (261) freshfishing, (262) tiffanyjayne, (263) Catfish freak, (264) dav, (265) marsbar, (266) mikebren12 (k: 4), who also notes: "+1 added from Dan Brookes 13/10", (267) Zebra46 (k: 13), (268) rebnik (p: 2), (269) gforcefx, (270) nessaja, (271) balken89 (p: 2), (272) Amazoniensis, (273) MIX02U, (274) brizmale28, (275) crusnik, (276) shooter50014 (k: 10), (277) seliel (k: 17), (278) pleco_breeder (k: 9), (279) mdwflyer, (280) rosswell, (281) Mazzi, (282) eyal8a (k: 4), (283) tonyp5467, (284) Hugostaff, (285) Plecmadmike (p: 2, k: 9), (286) yogi88, (287) jay_leask (k: 4), (288) gosephe (k: 11), (289) jlim (k: 6), (290) Pny, (291) aalund (k: 12), (292) Tapajos (p: 2), (293) Loricariidea1990, (294) pereli, (295) sem87, (296) PNTaquatics (k: 9), (297) Bubbles2112 (k: 3), (298) backstreetgambler (k: 5), (299) kawa85 (k: 4), (300) nissop (k: 3), who also notes: "Fish are strong, active, eat tablets meat, and frozen foods", (301) Id16, (302) Jaz (k: 10), (303) Jaycal, (304) Travis Webb, (305) DaN98, (306) TonyHoros (k: 6), (307) merit, (308) Hugo Martins, (309) timipi (k: 2), (310) STC (k: 6), (311) rodney, (312) krazyGeoff (k: 8), (313) Zakk Wylde (k: 6), (314) DJ-don, (315) Wijnbelevenis, (316) magdalo (p: 2, k: 2), (317) biker-1975, (318) jeff.l, (319) pleco rob, (320) davej (k: 112), who also notes: "Started with 12 wild caught", (321) steph en jess, (322) rizla75 (p: 2), (323) papaharzi (k: 36), (324) Krissy, (325) uaru (k: 8), (326) ChrisScholes260, (327) Simon86 (k: 23), (328) roycarballo (k: 2), (329) chickadee, (330) Eric Bodrock (k: 54), (331) Stuey, (332) Bjørn, (333) Alexandermaule, (334) raider (k: 12), who also notes: "Really can't get enough of these Pleco's, not one has the same markings", (335) dav3tip (k: 4), (336) Tour, (337) Rebel00357 (k: 6), (338) seriouslycichlids (k: 7), (339) Mruaru, (340) lukan, (341) Bacce, (342) Jdmcfast, (343) Torb (k: 6), (344) john h, (345) Todber (k: 7), (346) corsairF4U (k: 5), (347) Svenssen, (348) Divinehammer (p: 2), (349) Tamcon83 (k: 9), (350) BazzNL (k: 2), (351) PlecosAndLoaches, (352) cypho23, (353) hypanaquolus, (354) MarcusO (k: 5), (355) Allen Repashy, (356) kruseman, (357) tyrone147, (358) Stefan2013, (359) Igor Hotasi Simamora (k: 4), (360) victoriaz24, (361) mpedersen, (362) 7Pete, (363) lapki2001, (364) Asset, (365) Paul (k: 5), (366) LostYeti (k: 3), (367) Juiceyfish, (368) gem400, (369) Lello, (370) Tau, (371) catfishchaos (k: 10), who also notes: "Very active and confident, Often leading all the other plecos out into the open areas of the tank. Have a bright yellow hue that pictures just don't capture.", (372) PlecoLover2721 (k: 2), (373) Turbito75 (k: 7), who also notes: "Picture is from my breeding", (374) ozarowana, (375) Peacefish, (376) B20, (377) lilu, (378) WouterW, (379) Mathias (k: 5), (380) Alta, (381) dealwizard4u, (382) grga, (383) Are06n, (384) spip, (385) TrulsK (k: 6), (386) bassgenie, (387) RIFTLAKEAQUATICS (k: 4), (388) Sethanie (k: 8), (389) PurecoYSS (k: 4), (390) Coldhands (p: 4, k: 4), (391) WildfirebirdPerkins, (392) cardo (k: 10), (393) lohachata, (394) Italian1026 (k: 4), (395) Gotti, (396) blazinabi, (397) jkeeler, (398) Vinc3nt, (399) nullepigen (k: 13), (400) Jost (k: 10), (401) crulle, (402) Nuwar, (403) And3rs, (404) GHCHPlecos, (405) Littleleeper23, (406) flatfish (k: 8), (407) TerriV, (408) Ltygress (k: 3), (409) Localhobo4u, (410) st@ffke, (411) Jesnil72 (k: 3), (412) grayfox44 (k: 4), (413) vincent94 (k: 4), (414) Forester, (415) hoping, (416) StefanG (k: 5), (417) Jborley, (418) kiwidu21 (k: 3), (419) rens-ie, (420) Tash784, (421) Steven Jansen 72 (k: 5), (422) Koen (k: 5), (423) Junglejason (p: 2), (424) Ronnimonster, (425) pleconut (k: 9), (426) GeirO, (427) Lars, (428) BigKrisVet, (429) bekateen (k: 8), (430) ren, (431) mad357, (432) jadetristan (k: 4), (433) hopiwas, (434) SABROM (k: 3), (435) Evy, (436) johanwre, (437) Lutt, (438) evojoey, (439) ajw9356 (k: 5), (440) adelinoarrais (p: 2, k: 2), (441) DarrenG, (442) amazonaquatics, (443) ElTofi (p: 2, k: 14), (444) BevN, (445) Ravn (k: 6), (446) Darby85, (447) kim@8700.biz, (448) coolmaxi, (449) Rogier (k: 7), (450) MBoge (k: 5), (451) Jobro, (452) Taja (k: 2), (453) eelsnot (k: 10), (454) Robindegroote, (455) jpetersen, (456) Julia_W, (457) Medievalmum (k: 2), (458) Ssevasta924, (459) Xingu23 (k: 8), (460) LucF1450 (k: 8), (461) sturiosoma, (462) gehandylan, (463) Jakesilvester1996, (464) tariqkieran, (465) Aqua-Amazon, (466) Mexnotex, (467) lidayjuraj, (468) reardons, (469) binamarie516 (k: 13), (470) CharlieM9, (471) Lakatu, (472) Haitom (k: 3).

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Breeding Reports(1) Nabobmob1 (b: 51), (2) Zulan (b: 51), (3) d3n2 (b: 48), (4) MarcW (b: 48), (5) bekateen (b: 45), (6) ren (b: 43), (7) phypes (b: 34), (8) Turbito75 (b: 34), (9) seliel (b: 29), (10) psionic001 (b: 12), (11) hopiwas (b: 12), (12) Cristoffer Forssander (b: 11), (13) Lutt (b: 10), (14) Jaz (b: 9), (15) panaque (b: 8), (16) backstreetgambler (b: 7).
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