Species group: Catfish
Other common names: Candy Striped Peckoltia; Common Peckoltia; Banded Peckoltia; Banded Peckoltia; Gold Banded Peckoltia; L015
Scientific name: Peckoltia vittata
The Candy Striped Pleco is a small, peaceful, bottom-dwelling Pleco. It is native to rivers and streams in the Amazon River basin, and is nocturnal and omnivorous, with a tendency towards meaty foods. Peckoltia vittata is not considered to be an effective algae eater.
It will prefer to hide under rocks and décor until nighttime when it forages for food. It feeds on algae, vegetables (cucumber, spinach, lettuce, peas), and even live and frozen foods.
Like other Plecos, the Candy Striped Pleco is shy and peaceful.
30 gallons. Candy Striped Plecos are nocturnal. During the day they are inactive and will hide in holes or shaded areas, but in the evening the fish will start to swim and look for food.
peaceful, smaller tanks, big hit, unusual looking fish, Best markings
high territorial instincts, terrible algae eater
rock caves, Algae Disc, bogwood