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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

Well planted aquariums are not only great looking, they are also very beneficial to the fish. They oxygenate the water, absorb nitrates, reduce algae and provide refuge for fry (and other timid species). Plants like Java fern, hornwort, Amazon sword, Vallisneria (eel grass), Cryptocoryne and Anubias can all do well in a typical home aquarium with the smallest amount of attention


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