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Scientific NamePanaqolus sp. (L002)  , 1988
Common NamesL002, Tiger ''peckoltia''
L074
Type LocalityBrazil: Rio Tocantins at Camet√°
Pronunciationpan ack oh luss
EtymologyPanaqolus: 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.
IdentificationSometimes 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.
SexingMales 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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DistributionSouth America: Rio Tocantins
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.5 - 7.5
Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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FeedingThis 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).
FurnitureRock piles are optional and wood tangles are a must. Plants are not vital and will be nibbled or destroyed.
Suggested TankmatesWorks 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.
BreedingHas 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.
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ReferencesDATZ 12/1988, pp 556-558.
Registered Keepers(1) Ak Viking (k: 6), (2) funkyj1313 (p: 2), (3) plecoready, (4) lordotterby, (5) amergim, (6) arabesque, (7) cats4me, (8) Kingkat, (9) mzavori, (10) Andersonic, (11) Brotox (p: 6), (12) BarbieDoll, (13) kurasaki, (14) ranmasan, who also notes: "LFS did have him labelled as "Peckoltia Vermiculata". Mine was very territorial towards other loricads.", (15) Benjamin, (16) soltarii007, (17) zenyfish, (18) chillired, (19) L127 (k: 3), (20) saltcop, (21) magnar30, (22) Serian, (23) alexmuchtar, who also notes: "Sold", (24) Gog, (25) jippo, (26) Troender (k: 2), (27) Plecofanatic1989, (28) Loracidlover, (29) theonetruepath (k: 13), who also notes: "Spawned end 2012", (30) Griparn, (31) Numbers, (32) Chillired89, (33) theshiner72, (34) Lubbe (p: 2), (35) cich_cat, (36) hookedonfish, (37) Brynnhilde, (38) tomofto, (39) Schmike, (40) smsjazz81, (41) jsper, (42) PLEC BAIRN (p: 2), (43) Sudtaky, (44) drakeho, (45) krazyGeoff (k: 39), (46) tinman_rlg, (47) h2opleco, (48) anestesia, (49) judeblackburn (k: 4), (50) elmosgun, (51) Janne Josefsson, (52) Greg Curtis, (53) flatfish (p: 2, k: 17), (54) MatsP (k: 3), (55) Billybob (p: 2), (56) Syokoy, (57) Hellboy (k: 5), (58) andi, (59) J Bluto, (60) johnw63, (61) ligon, (62) munandar, (63) lnumbers63 (k: 3), (64) bottomfeeders (k: 7), (65) Insight, (66) Little-AL, (67) Shaun (k: 6), (68) NC24, (69) phypes (k: 6), (70) sfchoong, who also notes: "5 inch since 1 Dec 10", (71) monkiecat (k: 2), (72) Firestorming (p: 2, k: 3), who also notes: "Collected 3 mature males, all around 9-10cm TL from a closing down keeper. Hope to breed once I secure some females.", (73) hankinswood (p: 2, k: 3), (74) ChanggyChinggy, (75) smitty, (76) Nabobmob1 (k: 12), (77) Ecrevince (p: 2, k: 2), (78) CUPfishhead (k: 12), who also notes: "Great little pleco. Males have been displaying at cave opening but no breeding yet :(", (79) nerdoutlaw, (80) Fevz, (81) brechtvh, (82) rroomm11 (k: 4), (83) FFTRIP, (84) ColumbianChocolate, (85) jamos, (86) WoonyFishMan (k: 2), (87) duequattro, (88) plecorocks (k: 5), (89) brizmale28, (90) David R, (91) sterna, (92) Beniji, (93) PNTaquatics (k: 3), (94) hovlandl, (95) Jass, (96) csengc61 (p: 2), (97) chickadee, (98) richard501, (99) Stuey, (100) Stefan2013, (101) Rummage, (102) gem400, (103) LostYeti (k: 3), (104) tagamasid1023, (105) Igor Hotasi Simamora (k: 8), (106) magdalo (p: 2, k: 2), (107) Kingfisher, (108) Ciryluk3g (k: 2), (109) Tamcon83 (p: 3, k: 16), (110) Juiceyfish, (111) camtang, (112) WouterW, (113) Jay Lindy, (114) zn30, (115) TheDoctor, (116) tyrone147 (k: 4), (117) synolover (p: 2), (118) lindfieldroy, (119) fishyNZ, (120) Evy, (121) adelinoarrais, (122) Koen (k: 5), (123) BigKrisVet, (124) jordan2017, (125) binamarie516 (k: 3), (126) Heriberto.gj, (127) lidayjuraj, (128) dmfd0331.

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Breeding Reports(1) krazyGeoff (b: 58), (2) flatfish (b: 58), (3) jamos (b: 37), (4) djtonyel (b: 13), (5) Heriberto.gj (b: 13), (6) tyrone147 (b: 8), (7) Tamcon83 (b: 6).
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