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Scientific NamePeckoltia sp. (L494)   
Common NamesL494, Paru Zebra <em>peckoltia</em>
Pronunciationpeck OLE tea ah
EtymologyPeckoltia: 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.
IdentificationThis is an undescribed species or variant that has never been given an L-number. Like many congeners it has pretty stripes but also has very pretty orange to reddish fins.
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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pH5.5 - 7.5
Temperature25.5-30.0°C or 77.9-86°F (Show species within this range)
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FurnitureRock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
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.
BreedingWas first bred in the aquarium by Stephan Tanner of
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Registered Keepers(1) jp11biod, (2) Narwhal72, (3) Eric Bodrock (p: 2, k: 10), (4) daniel4832, (5) mad357 (k: 4), (6) eelsnot (k: 8), (7) gulogulo (k: 10), (8) Kenneth Wong, (9) DravenMcCoy (k: 3).

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Mar 11 05:42 (species record created: 2014 May 13 14:33)