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Peckoltia sp. (LDA081)

Image contributors to this species:

Karsten Schönherr (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

As with most species in this genus it is a cave spawner. LDA81 has been bred in the aquarium. 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:

Para Tributory Leopard Frog, LDA081






Brazil: Tributaries of the Rio do Pará (Oeiras do Pará ). Exported from the port of Manaus, Brazil.


12cm. (4¾ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.)





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