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Scientific Name Peckoltia sp. (L072)  , 1990
Common Name L072
Type Locality Rio Tocantins at Cametá, Pará, Brazil
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Very similar to L038.
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadourned 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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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)
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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 Cave spawner.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Aqualog shows a different fish which is very similar to LDA 18.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 27 12:13 (species record created: 2005 Nov 26 00:00)