Similar to L205
from Peru. 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 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.
Leopard Peckoltia, L008
Pará, tributary of the Rio do Pará.
Datz Special: Habitat, Care & Diet. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.