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by Doodles 16-08-09

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Name: : Peckoltia sp L038

Common Name : L038

Location : Tocantins River near Para at Mocajuba, Brasil



Compatibility: Mainly peaceful but can be a little territorial, this can be combated by providing plenty of hiding places and not over crowding. Being smaller in size, these suit many aquariums. They do prefer a sandy sunstrate however they also like to dig in the sand.

Sexing and Breeding: Males develop odontodes on the front pectoral fins whereas females don't. Females are wider across the girth which is easier to see when viewed from above. A Cave spawner.

Diet: An omnivore that leans towards a meatier diet, so the main diet should consist of meaty foods such as frozen foods (tubifex, mosquito larvae, blood worms, artemia), dry foods (freeze-dried foods, flakes, granules), carnivore sinking pellets, and occasionally some small pieces of shrimp, mussels or fish fillet. Once acclimatized, it may also accept vegetable matter such as algae/spirulina disks and fresh vegetables (lettuce, zucchini/courgette, eggplant/aubergine, capsicum, carrot, peas, preboiled spinach).

Water parameters: temperature 25-290C or 77-84F and ph 5.5-7.5

Max Size: approx 10cm / 3.94 inch

Bred by: Not reported to PP, however has been bred overseas in Germany many times.

Additional Comments: Photo thanks to Ingo Seidel Back to Nature.
Further info from www.welsfans.de
updated by bigbird 18apr12

Last edited by bigbird; 17-04-12 at 23:59.
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