|Distribution||Rio Para, Brazil.|
|Maximum Size||13.5cm (5.3")|
|Temperature||24-27 deg C (75-81 deg F)|
|Water Parameters||pH: 6.0-7.2, dH: up to 15 degrees.|
|Lighting||No special requirements|
The Big Spot Peckoltia is currently known only from the Rio Pará. It is an attractive species which makes a good community fish on account of its manageable adult size. Provide a mature aquarium with plenty of shady hiding places amongst tangles of bogwood, rocky caves, and robust planting. Filtration should be efficient with areas of brisk water movement and a good level of oxygenation. Small frequent partial water changes will help keep nitrate to a minimum. The Big Spot Peckoltia is generally peaceful, but it will show some territorial aggression towards its own kind if not given enough space. In most instances though, they can be maintained in small groups and with similar species as long as there is adequate room and enough hiding places to go round. Tankmates could include any small-medium sized peaceful fish such as Corydoras catfish, hatchetfish, and tetras. The beautiful spotted pattern is retained into adulthood.
Omnivorous. Offer a variety of different foodstuffs containing some vegetable matter. Bloodworm, vitamin-enriched brineshrimp, and Mysis shrimp should all be enthusiastically consumed, and these can be supplemented with algae wafers and sinking catfish tablets/pellets along with vegetable matter such as courgette, cucumber, lettuce, squash, spinach etc.
This species has not been bred in the home aquarium.