|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia oligospila (Günther, 1864)|
|Common Names||L006, Brown Dot Peckoltia
|Type Locality||Rio Capin [= Capim], Pará State, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah - oh ligo spill ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||It is similar to L008.|
|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||Tocantins and Capim river drainages, lower Amazon River basin, eastern Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá, Capim (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.4 - 7.2|
|Temperature||24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|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||Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5, pp 244.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 10 21:04 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)|