|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia sp. (L038) , 1989|
|Common Names||L038, Coral Pattern Pleco
Koralmønstret Sugemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Brazil: Mocajuba on the Rio Tocantins, Pará State|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Very similar to L002 but the head stripes are much thicker and less defined. Similar to L072 and L080 which also originate from the Tocantins. These are all commonly sold as ''Tiger Peckoltia''.|
|Sexing||Males exhibit heavy odontodal growth especially on the lower body, between the posterior limit of the dorsal fin and the caudal peduncle. Pectoral fins are also heavily adorned.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendancy 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 are 4 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|Reference||Aqualog shows an out-of-water specimen that has fewer vertical body stripes than the original. Probably a match.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 13 13:03 (species record created: 2001 Sep 23 00:00)|