Orange Peckolita Pleco - L387 - Peckolita sp.

Orange Peckolita Pleco - L387 - Peckolita sp.

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Care: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Region: South America
Max Size:
Tank Size: 30gal


The Orange Peckolita is a striking and rare pleco native to Rio Meta and Rio Cinaruco in Colombia notable for its marbled dark brown and orange coloration.      


This variety of pleco grows to a maximum size of 5", making it a much more appropriate addition to the average aquarium than common plecos which grow to well over a foot long. They are hardy and peaceful, though they do prefer clean water, and may be territorial with other pleco species.  They are generally safe with live plants, making a great option for algae control in moderate sized tanks of 30 gallons or more.       


Orange Peckolita Plecos, juveniles especially, primarily consume algae found in the aquarium. As they approach adulthood, they become more omnivorous and will consume uneaten food off the aquarium floor. If there is insufficient algae present, it's recommended to offer them Algae Wafers or zucchini slices. As with other pleco species, it's important to supply driftwood for them to rasp on.       

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