Peckoltia vittata

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Peckoltia vittata
Peckoltia vittata.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Tribe: Ancistrini
Genus: Peckoltia
Species: P. vittata
Binomial name
Peckoltia vittata
(Steindachner, 1881)
  • Chaetostomus vittatus Steindachner, 1881
  • Peckoltichthys kuhlmanni Miranda Ribeiro, 1920
  • Peckoltia kuhlmanni (Miranda Ribeiro, 1920)

Peckoltia vittata is a species of catfish belonging to the subfamily Hypostominae of the Loricariidae family of catfish.This species possesses the L-number L015


Peckoltia vittata grows to around 10 cm and hence its alternative name of 'Candy striped Peckoltia' possesses black and yellow stripes vertically along its body.

Males can be distinguished from females by the presence of small teeth-like projections or odontodes along the back half of its body.


Peckoltia vittata is found throughout the middle and lower Amazon basin in South America.

In the aquarium[edit]

Peckoltia vittata is a popular aquarium fish and requires a tropical softwater tank with tempetaturss of 22-26 °C and pH of around 6. It is often confused with the Panaqolus maccus.