Peckoltia furcata can be identified from P.
having the upper caudal-fin spine longer than the
lower (vs. lower spine longer), hence the specific
name, and by having bands in the caudal fin (vs. spots).
The Peckoltia genera possesses a medium sized
mouth with the same amount of teeth in the lower and
upper jaw. 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
South America:Upper Amazon River, Marañon and Ucayali
rivers. Type Locality: Ucayali River basin, Contamana,
(2008). The genus Peckoltia with the description of
two new species and a reanalysis of the phylogeny
of the genera of the Hypostominae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p.