|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia lineola Armbruster, 2008|
|Type Locality||Río Ventuari, 23 kilometers northeast of Macuruco, 94 kilometers east of San Fernando de Atabapo, 4°04'50"N, 66°51'55"W, Río Orinoco drainage, Amazonas, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. Lineola is Latin for little line, refers to the short lines on the compound pterotic.|
|Size||97mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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||Known from the Río Ventuari of Venezuela and the Río Iniridá of Colombia.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Ventuari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare, Inirida (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°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 but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Zootaxa No. 1822, pp 29, Figs. 2e, 16.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 22 08:15 (species record created: 2001 Nov 15 00:00)|