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Ancistomus sp. (L163)

Image contributors to this species:

Danny Blundell (1) Allan James (2) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2) Elke Kinlechner (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

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 and also posses a broader head. Diet: Omnivores, easy to feed with frozen and live foods and also tablets, pellets and flake food. Soft wood should be included in aquarium. Should be kept at slightly higher temperatures and have a requirement for a higher oxygen intake. Remarks: This species along with Peckoltia 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 Peckoltia feldbergae and L163 may also be similar to this species.

Common Name:

Big Spot Peckoltia, L163






Brazil: Pará, tributaries of the Rio do Pará (Portel)


15cm. (6ins)


26-30°c (77-87°f.)




Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
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.



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