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  • Peckoltia sp. (L008)
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Scientific Name Peckoltia sp. (L008)  , 1988
Common Names L008, Leopard Peckoltia
Pronunciation peck OLE tea ah
Etymology Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Often labelled as ''Leopard Peckoltia''. Similar to L006 but with irregular smaller spots and blotches.
Sexing Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.
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Distribution Brazil: Rio do Pará at Oeiras do Pará
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Pará (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Cave spawner.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference DATZ 12/1998, pp 556-558.
The (out of water) picture in Aqualog is not the same species as the original DATZ photo and appears to be of L002.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 11 19:02 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)