Peckoltia sp. l147
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Peckoltia sp. l147

Common Names: L147
Synonyms: Ancistomus sp.
Family: Loricariidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Port Carreno/Ayacucho. Venezuelan and Colombian llanos.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Flowing streams and small rivers.
Temperament: Peaceful; Generally peaceful and retiring, but will be territorial towards other plecos.
Diet: Ominvore; Omnivorous; feed with small frozen or live foods, vegetables, and processed foods such as algae wafers.
Care: Provide a tank of at least 30 gallons, funished with rocks and driftwood for hiding places. Moderate current is appreaciated. Plants are beneficial but not mandatory, and substrate is not important.
6 - 7.5
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
6 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom.
Activity: NonSpecific; Like most catfish, this species will become active whenever it senses food.
Gender: Like most Peckoltias, males have larger odontodes.
Breeding: Accomplished in the hobby more than once. A difficult fish to spawn, as are most ex-"ancistomus" species. Apparently, there was little provocation for the pair to breed other than pristine water quality, heavy feedings, and high turnover.
Comments: Almost never imported intentionally, L147 is most often found as a contaminant in shipments of wild-caught Clown Plecos (Panaque maccus). It is becoming fairly common if the hobbyist knows what to look for in a shipment of Clown Plecos - a spotted head instead of a striped one, wider stripes on the body, and more reddish overall coloration.
Main Colours: Orange, Black, Brown
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Sucking Disc
Tail: Concave
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