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Scientific NamePeckoltia sp. (L205)   
Common NameL205
Pronunciationpeck OLE tea ah
EtymologyPeckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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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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Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali, Upper Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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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.
BreedingCave spawner.
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Registered Keepers(1) flatfish (k: 9), (2) L80KR (k: 2), (3) Junglejason, (4) Plecomon (k: 5), (5) Alberto (k: 20), (6) Koen, (7) helderg, (8) Rogier (k: 5), (9) Plecofan01, (10) gulogulo (k: 2), (11) MiT, (12) JDenman (k: 6).

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Breeding Reports(1) flatfish (b: 60).
Article - CotM 2014 November
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Last Update2015 Apr 09 03:46 (species record created: 2015 Apr 09 03:38)