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Scientific Name Panaqolus sp. (L002)  , 1988
Common Names L002, Tiger ''peckoltia''
Type Locality Brazil: Rio Tocantins at Camet√°
Pronunciation pan ack oh luss
Etymology Panaqolus: Inelegantly derived from the indigenous term Panaque and in a form that infers a smaller size than that genus. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Sometimes labelled as Peckoltia vermiculata in older literature although the dentition matches that of Panaqolus spp. After comparing photographs of the type specimen of Peckoltia vermiculata which is held in a museum in Vienna we have no doubt that L002 is not that species. It is an unidentified species. L074 appears to be a very faded L002.
Sexing Males develop (particularly on their pectoral fin rays and lower back) heavy teeth-like odontodal growth. Often this gives the male fish a hairy or 'furry' look.
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Distribution South America: Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding This genus feeds on wood, and should have several pieces, preferably several kinds of wood to chew on. Aside from wood, a mainly vegetarian diet is recommended, prepared food such as algae wafers and fresh vegetables, such as courgette (zucchini) and tubers such as potato or sweet potato (yams).
Furniture Rock piles are optional and wood tangles are a must. Plants are not vital and will be nibbled or destroyed.
Suggested Tankmates Works well with most types of peaceful community fish. Can be somewhat territorial towards conspecifics, but given enough hiding spaces, a group can be kept in a suitable size aquarium - roughly requiring a 30 x 30cm area per fish.
Breeding Has been bred in captivity on a number of occasions. Male guards eggs laid in a cave (in nature it would be hollow wood or similar) until the fry are free swimming.
Breeding Reports There are 9 breeding reports, read them all here.
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Reference DATZ 12/1988, pp 556-558.
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Last Update 2015 May 18 09:49 (species record created: 2001 Nov 17 00:00)