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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia sp. (L218)|
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Banded fins, squiggle patterning on head and a wavy, indistinct pattern on body.|
|Sexing||Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadourned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.|
|Distribution||Brazil: Rio Trombetas (above Oriximina)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.2 - 7.2|
|Temperature||21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous with a tendancy 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 no breeding report.|
|Reference||DATZ 8/1996, pp 480-482.
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 14 20:38 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 05:46)|