Currently is season for one of the most beautiful members of the genus Peckoltia, namely L135. The species originates from the Rio Negro and can be easily recognized by the „wormline-pattern“ on the head. Only two other species of Peckoltia show a similar pattern: P. braueri from the Takutu river and P. sp. L121 from Guyana. But both have a different, less contrasting pattern on the body.
L135 becomes about 15 cm long. The males (in our picture is the orange animal a male, the white one a female) differ only slightly in body proportions from the females. This makes it difficult to assort pairs. On the other hand the attractive species has already been bred successfully in the aquarium.
For our customers: the animals have code 26480-L 135-4 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer