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All assigned numbers: L377, LDA18

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Location: Brazil: Pará, Rio Caete

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Compatibility:
Most Peckoltia species are fairly peaceful and grow to much smaller adult sizes than other plecs, this make them ideal for breeding or keeping in smaller tanks, a tank size of 80cms length is recommended for this particular Pekoltia.

Sexing and Breeding:
Males have long odontodes behind the gill covers and on the lower end of the body, also the pectoral fin spines will have odontodes

Diet:
Omnivore

Water parameters:
Temp 25-29c PH 5.5-7.5

Max Size:
13cms

Bred by:
lcrazy

Breeding Log:
See post below, for all comments please use original thread located here http://www.plecoplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7579

Additional Comments:
13cm seems to be the common max size
 
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I have a colony of 7 adults, 3m 4f.
Housed in a 5x2x2 ft tank, and shares a 16 stage matrix sump with 3 other tanks of the same volume. I am using a laguna 9500 pump, LP60 Air system (only runs in these 4 tanks, creates super volumes of dissolved oxygen in the water combined with 3 Lrg sponge fillters in each tank, my water is like a running, fresh, clean and clear river.
2x jager 300w heaters keeping my tanks at a stable 29 degrees.
Tanks have multiple D/W with Anubis plants attached and have white 5mm gravel in the bottom. 2 caves for every male and the wood aid in sufficient hiding places.
I have now been lucky enough to breed these guys for the last 6
+months and have successful spawns. Like most Plecs the male courts the female and traps her in his cave, 1-3 days later male lets the female exit and he continues to incubate the eggs for a further 10-14 days (IMO, depending on water temps), after I see wrigglers I empty the fry into a fry saver, put dad back in with his girls then watch the little fellas grow.
After 1 week of the fry being in the saver I start feeding with crushed fry powder and the following week start on pellets and solids.
I have now had several successful spawns and will be happy to assist any that ask
Thanks Ben

Adult female


Fry


setup


Tank mates


Sub adult
 
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