Our animals

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Northern lakes and seas

The ocean

Tropical rivers and lakes

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Dwarf mormyrid

Electric eel

Cave tetra

The flooded rainforest


The interesting species of the river

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Cardinal tetra

Cardinal tetra

Neon tetra

Neon tetra

Green neon tetra

Green neon tetra

Iguazu Pleco

Iguazu Pleco

Florida crayfish

Florida crayfish

Worm line peckoltia

Worm line peckoltia

Worm line peckoltia

Worm line peckoltia


LatinPeckoltia braueri (L121, L135, L305)
Size14 cm
FoodCoatings on roots and rocks.

Not evaluated

LocationGuyana and Brazil.

A good helper

The worm line peckoltia is a very useful fish, because it eats the algae on the aquarium glass and decorations. This helps our aquarists to keep the aquarium looking nice.


When a new pleco is discovered, it is assigned an L-number. The L stands for Loricariidae, the Latin name for the suckermouth catfish family. Later, once the species has been classified scientifically, it may end up designated with several numbers if the scientist discovers that the same species has been assigned different L-numbers. The clown pleco has three L-numbers.



Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

South America's rainforest

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool


Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi