|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Peckoltia sp. (L494)|
|Common Names||L494, Paru Tiger Pleco |
Paru Zebra Peckoltia, Paru-tigersugemalle (Denmark)
|Pronunciation||peck OLE tea ah|
|Etymology||Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||This is an undescribed Peckoltia which, like many of its congeners has pretty stripes, but also has very pretty orange to reddish fins.|
|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.|
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Paru (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||25.5-30.0°C or 77.9-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|Furniture||Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.|
|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||Was first bred in the aquarium by Stephan Tanner of swisstropicals.com.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2022 Jan 22 15:06 (species record created: 2014 May 13 14:33)|