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: 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. 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. Should be kept at slightly higher temperatures
and have a requirement for a higher oxygen intake.
Remarks: At the moment (2019) L494
is currently not allowed for export from Brazil.
South America: Paru
River in the northern tributary of the lower Amazon
in Pará state in north-central Brazil.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p www.suedamerikafans.de/wels-datenbank/welsart/?art=745 Seidel, Ingo; DATZ 12/2016 - "Wels
Press Review""New L-numbers