- Adult collected in Rio Xingu, Brazil
- Eight day old fry
- Eight week old juveniles (& one LDA01 7 week old)
- Ten week old youngsters and already 4cm!
- Male on top clearly showing the body odontodes
- Male guarding fry
- Close-up of mouth
- Dorsal view
- Ventral view
- Dorsal view
- Fry development, one day to six months
- Four day old fry
- Seven day old
- Twelve day old
- Seventeen day old
- Thirty day old
- Six month old juvenile
- Eight month old juvenile
- Close-up of eye
|All Fishes Data Sheet
|Peckoltia vittata (Steindachner, 1881)
|L015, Candy Striped Pleco
Bolsjesugemalle (Denmark), Xingu-Peckoltia (Germany)
|Amazon River, Tajapouru, Xingú near Moz Port, Rio Madeira, Brazil.
|Chaetostomus vittatus, Peckoltichthys kuhlmanni
|peck OLE tea ah - vi tat ah
|Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon. This specific epithet literally means decorated with a ribbon(vittata=decorated with a ribbon) and refers to the bands of colour on its body.
|140mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|This fish, often labelled 'Candy Striped Peckoltia' has often been confused in hobby literature with the fish we now know as Panaque maccus, the clown pleco [For example, Baensch Atlas Vol. 1 has a picture of Panaque maccus with the label Peckoltia vittata next to it]. As with most Loricariids, colouration depends on mood.
|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.
|L15 was collected in Brazil in the Rio Xingú at Altamira.
|South America: Middle and lower Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
|5.6 - 7.0
|22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
|dH range 2-20.
|Omnivorous with a tendency towards meaty foods. Not an effective algae eater. Well fed individuals will not damage most plants. User data.
|Rock piles and wood tangles. Plants are not vital.
|Peaceful if a little territorial. As a rough guide give each fish a 12 inch square area well broken up with decorations.
|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.
|Has been bred in captivity. Follow details in Shane's World article.
|There is no breeding report.
|Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 43, pp 115 , Pl. 2 (figs. 5-5a).
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2020 Oct 24 05:25 (species record created: 2001 May 05 00:00)