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Peckoltia sp. (L451)  

Image contributors to this species:

Haakon Haagensen (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Similar looking to L015 and L140 but L451 shows a more spotted pattern on the head. Featured in the DATZ magazine of July 2010. 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. 

Common Name:

L451, Peckoltia sp. “Santarém”






Brazil: Rio Curua


15cm. (6ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)




All L-Numbers Datz Special: Habitat, Care & Diet.
Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p
Catfish Scandanavia: www.loricariidae.no/loricariidae.no/_Peckoltia_sp_L451.html   



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