First reported in the German
magazine DATZ in Sept. 1993. It has one L number (L140)
and three LDA numbers (LDA061, LDA062). Can be quite
variable in their colour markings due to stress or
colour of substrate. 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.
L140, LDA061, LDA062, Peckoltia
Rio Tapajós, Pará.
Datz Special: Habitat, Care & Diet. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.