Male showing odontodes
Close-up of mouth (male)
'Hairy' male and 'bald' female
Dorsal view (male)
Dorsal view (female)
One day old fry
Three day old fry
Four day old fry
Ten days old
Twelve days old
Fourteen days old
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Two months old
Three month old juvenile
Six month old juvenile
|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia sp. (L080) , 1991|
|Type Locality||Rios Tocantins and Araguaia, Pará, Brazil|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
- Shane's World Reproduction Peckoltia vittata and L080, two similar species
|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 unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||South America: Brazil: Rio Tocantins and Rio Araguaia
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia (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 tendency 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 is no breeding report.|
|References||Aqualog depicts an out-of-water fish photograph which is hard to ID - the distinctive fin patterning (black stripes) does not appear evident.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 27 12:13 (species record created: 2004 Aug 05 00:00)|