|All Fishes Data Sheet
|Peckoltia wernekei Armbruster & Lujan, 2016
|LDA086, Orange Tiger Pleco
L243, Orange Tigersugemalle (Denmark)
|Marujeta Creek, 159 km E of San Fernando de Atabapo, Ventuari River drainage, Amazonas State, Venezuela, 4°17'41.3''N, 66°17'20.0''W.
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|Peckoltia: named after Gustavo Peckolt, member of the Natural History Commission of Rondon.
|100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|Similar to Peckoltia vittata but with a considerably more contrasting colouration.
|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.
|Venezuela: Rio Orinoco
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
|6.0 - 7.2
|24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
|Omnivorous with a tendancy 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.
|There is no breeding report.
|ZooKeys No. 569, pp 107, Figs. 3, 4, 5B, 6.
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2022 Jan 19 11:08 (species record created: 2002 Jun 22 00:00)