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An attractive little plec with a light yellow-brown body bearing thick, quite widely spaced dark brown bands. The fins have a slight orangey tint to them.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
An omnivorous species that prefers insect larvae and other meaty foods but will eat some greenstuff including algae, vegetables and soft-leaved aquarium plants. Peckoltia are territorial, but can be kept in groups if provided with sufficient space. a "plot of land" about 30cm by 30cm should be adequate for each fish, and ideally keep either singly or in groups of three or more. Males have bristly odontodes on the pectoral fins, which females lack. This feature will only be obvious on mature specimens. Has been bred in aquaria, and spawns in a cave in much the same way as Ancistrus spp.
|Family Group:||L Numbers|
|Size||Up to 10 cm|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|
Useful sources of information:
DATZ are the original source of L number information.
Other information on L numbers can be found from the book All L Numbers published by Aqualog.
On the web, a comprehensive source of information on L Numbers and catfish can be found at www.planetcatfish.com and also www.scotcat.com
The latest shops to have this fish in stock are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland||Peterborough||PE6 0JB|
|World of Water - Manchester||Cheshire.||WA15 7PJ|
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|Scientific Name||Common Name|
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|Melanotaenia sp. Kaladiri||-|