Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific Name Pimelodus fur  (Lütken, 1874)
Common Name
Type Locality Rio das Velhas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Pseudorhamdia fur
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Das Velhas River basin in São Francisco River drainage, Brazil.
São Francisco, Das Velhas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Compatibility Peaceful but will eat smaller fishes.
Suggested Tankmates Larger active fish such as tetras, most barbs and gouramis. They can also be kept in groups but do not suffer from being kept singly. Angelfish and other ''graceful'' fish are sometimes bothered by this species' barbels particularly during "lights-out".
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Oversigt over det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Forhandlinger og dets Medlemmers Arbeider (Kjøbenhavn) 1874 (no. 1)
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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 15:31 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 17:51)