|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia braueri (Eigenmann, 1912)|
|Common Names||L121, Worm Line Peckoltia
L135, L305, Worm-Line-Peckoltia (Germany)
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah - braw err eye|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||L305 is certainly this species. L121 is probably this species. L135 may be this species although it originates from a neighboring river.
Distinguished from all other species of Peckoltia except P. cavatica by having an orange band in the dorsal fin and by having thin, wavy, black lines that tend to outline the plates and bones of the head. Differs from P. cavatica by having the dorsal saddles better developed, by having the head plates and bones completely outlined in black and with lines intense, by having black vermiculations on the pterotic-supracleithrum, by having at least one, broken band in the caudal fin, and by having the marginal orange band of the dorsal and caudal fins not as thick or as intense as in P. cavatica
|Sexing||Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body.|
|Distribution||L121 Imported from Guyana
L135 Rio Demini, Trib. Rio Negro, Brazil
L305 Takutu river downstream of Lethem, Guyana
Peckoltia braueri South America: Negro and Branco River basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Upper Branco, Tacutu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Demini (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.5 - 7.2|
|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 but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Mem. Carnegie Mus. v. 5 (no. 1) 232 Pl. 28 (figs. 1-2)
L121 DATZ 4/1993 pp212-213.
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|Last Update||2010 Jun 19 04:33 (species record created: 2001 Dec 13 00:00)|