Similar to L015
(P. vittata) from the Rio Xingu. Description:
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.
South America:Brazil, Rio Tocantins, state of Goiás.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.