Photo: Enrico Richter
PECKOTLIA OLIGOSPILA L006
L006 can be recognized by it’s full spotted appearance. It’s one of the bigger Peckoltia species, and is tough and hardy fish once settled. Interestingly enough there are no breeding reports to be found, even though it’s been in the hobby since 1988! It’s collected in Rio Guamá near Belém, Brazil, and is currently allowed for export.
Name: Peckoltia oligospila (Günther, 1864)
Trade names: L6
Origin: Rio Guamá, Brazil
Maximum TL: 15 cm / 6”
Often wild fish needs some proper care and feeding to regain their strength and vitality, and when they are happy and relaxed they will show off a beautiful orange colour in the fins. Stressed individuals are pale with slightly washed out markings. L6 is an omnivore, so a varied diet is required. After a period of mainteance and conditioning the fish should be possible to breed in typical Peckoltia manor. Clean, warm water with good movement and a tank furnished with decent caves and other hiding places makes the fish feel relaxed, and the males will eventually show off some impressive odontodal growth.