When we imported this beauty for the very first time it was not possible to identify it as a already known species. But now there is a consensus among hobbyists that it is identical with L209. L209 is a typical member of the genus Peckoltia. The omnivorous species attains a maximum length of about 15 cm. The species originates from the Rio Madeira. In the meantime it was possible to breed the fish successful, so hopefully it will stay available in the hobby.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer