|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Luciopimelodus pati (Valenciennes, 1836)|
Bagre Plateado (Argentinian), Cabezon (International), Silver Bagrid
|Type Locality||Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|Synonym(s)||Pimelodus pati, Silurus 11-radiatus, Silurus pati|
|Etymology||(Latin)Lucio = Bright/Shining (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. Named after its common local name.|
|Size||960mm or 37.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Large barbles, small eyes and a lead grey to bluish sheen to the upper body. In clear waters (and the aquarium) has an attractive blueish metallic sheen. A large fish reaching a total length of at least 1 metre and at that size can weigh around 20kg.|
|Distribution||South America: Rio de la Plata (Argentina) and Rio Blanco (Brazil), Rio Paraguay basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.4 - 7.6|
|Temperature||18.0-22.0°C or 64.4-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Prefers to live in deep waters, so dimmer lighting is suggested.|
|Feeding||Omnivorous, with a carnivorous preference. In the wild prefers to eat small cichlids and larger tetras, molluscs and crustaceans. Will eat most foods in the aquarium, doesn't need live food.|
|Furniture||Requires a huge aquarium or indoor pond and a lot of swimming space. Heaters and filter parts should be protected to avoid this fish trying to eat them and cause itself harm.|
|Compatibility||As with most large pimelodids, anything it can't eat.|
|Suggested Tankmates||The two main issues in selecting tankmates are one that reach a suitable size to avoid being eaten and are happy to live in the cooler water these fish prefer.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Poissons Amér. Méridionale - ppno p. - Pl. 1 (figs. 7-9)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 17:30 (species record created: 2002 Nov 19 00:00)|