Males have bristles behind the gill covers, on the
pectoral fin spines and on the posterior part of the
body. They also posses bristles on the upper caudal
fin rays and also posses a broader head. Aquarium Care: No problem
to keep and seem to be non-aggressive in a group of
individuals. Should be kept in warm and soft to medium
hard waters. Should be kept at slightly higher temperatures
and have a requirement for a higher oxygen intake.
Diet: Omnivores, easy to feed with
frozen and live foods and also tablets, pellets and
flake food. Soft wood should be included in aquarium. Remarks:
This species along with Ancisomus sp. L012
and L013 have been described in a new paper by Renildo
R. de Oliveira et al. (2012). The latter two are described
as Ancistomus feldbergae and L163 may also
be similar to this species which has more colourful
fins and does not grow as large.
Big Spot Peckoltia, L163
Brazil, Pará, tributaries of the Rio do Pará
Renildo R. de Oliveira,
Lucia Rapp Py-Daniel, Jansen Zuanon, and Marcelo S.
Rocha (2012) A New Species of the Ornamental
Catfish Genus Peckoltia (Siluriformes: Loricariidae)
from Rio Xingu Basin, Brazilian Amazon. Copeia: September
2012, Vol. 2012, No. 3, pp. 547-553. Seidel, I.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.