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Peckoltia pulcher
Dwarf Pleco
(Steindachner, 1915)

(Other members of the genus Peckoltia)

ADULT SIZE: 12 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-28 C

FOOD: Feed Peckoltia pulcher a predominantly vegetarian diet

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil

AQUARIUM CARE: This small catfish is quite terrotorial, but is a great community catfish for smaller aquariums. They are relatively shy, and will spend much of their daytime hiding, emerging at night to graze on bogwood and vegetable matter. A hardy species that can live many years in suitable conditions.

Have you bred Peckoltia pulcher? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Peckoltia pulcher breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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