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Description:Dorsal spines (total): 2 - 2; Dorsal soft rays
(total): 1- 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 4.
Distinguished from all other species of Peckoltia
except P. cavatica by having an orange band
in the dorsal fin and by having thin, wavy, black
lines that tend to outline the plates and bones of
the head. Differs from P. cavatica by having
the dorsal saddles better developed, by having the
head plates and bones completely outlined in black
and with lines intense, by having black vermiculations
on the pterotic-supracleithrum, by having at least
one, broken band in the caudal fin, and by having
the marginal orange band of the dorsal and caudal
fins not as thick or as intense as in P. cavatica.
Inhabits swift riffles among very large boulders.
The Peckoltia genera possesses a medium sized
mouth with the same amount of teeth in the lower and
upper jaw. The lower end of the caudal fin is usually
oblique and only slightly indented. Aquarium
Care: Should be kept at slightly higher temperatures
and have a requirement for a higher oxygen intake.
Peacfull inhabitants of an aquarium. Sexual
Differences: 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. Diet:
Omnivores, easy to feed with frozen and live foods
and also tablet and flake food.
Worm Line Peckoltia, L305,
Brazil, Guyana, Takutu River downstream of Lethem.
Armbruster, J.W. and
D.C. Werneke, 2005. Peckoltia cavatica, a
new loricariid catfish from Guyana and a redescription
of P. braueri (Eigenmann 1912) (Siluriformes). Zootaxa
882:1-14. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2008. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version (11/2008). Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.