Brown Dot Peckoltia (Peckoltia oligospila)

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Brown Dot Peckoltia

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Brown Dot Peckoltia

Peckoltia oligospila

57 Litres (15 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")




6.5 - 7.2

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

6-12 years



Additional names

Brown Dot Peckoltia, L006

Additional scientific names

Chaetostomus oligospilus


Males develop small teeth-like odontodes which adorn the leading pectoral fin rays and the back half of the fishes body. Females remain unadorned and have a wider girth across the body most evident when the area just behind the pectoral fins is viewed from above.

Tank compatibility[edit]

This fish will be peaceful towards tankmates, but may be territorial towards other plecos and bottom-dwellers.


An omnivorous pleco that prefers a meaty diet of catfish wafers, brine shrimp and bloodworm and may also take spirulina.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Appreciates a spacious tank with good filtration, they like rock and wood decor with plenty of hiding places. Will not touch plants.


A peaceful, if somewhat territorial, pleco.


An attractive small pleco that has a pale brown base colour covered in darker brown spots. The tips of the caudal, dorsal and pectoral fins may have hints of orange.


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