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Scientific Name Peckoltia sp. (L494)   
Common Names L494, Paru Tiger Pleco
Paru Zebra Peckoltia, Paru-tigersugemalle (Denmark)
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This is an undescribed Peckoltia which, like many of its congeners has pretty stripes, but also has very pretty orange to reddish fins.
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.
Down Habitat Information
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Paru (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.5 - 7.5
Temperature 25.5-30.0°C or 77.9-86°F (Show species within this range)
Down Husbandry Information
Furniture Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
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 Was first bred in the aquarium by Stephan Tanner of
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Registered Keepers There are 25 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2022 Jan 22 15:06 (species record created: 2014 May 13 14:33)