We received this beautiful small pleco once more from Brazil. The species became popular in the hobby long time before any L-numbers were created. Peckoltia brevis attains a maximum length of about 12 cm. It originates from affluents of the Amzaon river, for example from the Rio Purus, the Rio Jurua, the Rio Manacapuru, and the Rio Tefé. The juveniles we currently imported are basically yellow, but elder fish become more dark and develop a very nice orange to pink-brown coloration.
Peckoltia brevis is a pretty alternative to the by far more widespread species of Ancistrus; the lifestyle of both is very similar.
For our customers: the animals have code 276991 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer