|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Panaqolus sp. (L002) , 1988|
|Common Names||L002, Tiger ''peckoltia''
|Type Locality||Brazil: Rio Tocantins at Cametá|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)|
|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 7 breeding reports, read them all here.|
|References||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)|