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 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

6-12 years

Family

Loricariidae



Additional names

Brown Dot Peckoltia, L006

Additional scientific names

Chaetostomus oligospilus


Origin

Sexing

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

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

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

A peaceful, if somewhat territorial, pleco.

Identification

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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