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  • Pimelodus albofasciatus
  • Pimelodus albofasciatus
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Scientific Name Pimelodus albofasciatus  Mees, 1974
Common Names White Line Pim
Weißstreifen Antennenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Sipaliwini, Suriname.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss - al BOW fas sea at uss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. This specific epithet refers to its white(albus=white) lines(fascio,-atus=lines, stripes).
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Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A variable species in terms of patterning and is similar to P. maculatus but has a pronounced silvery white stripe which runs the length of the lateral line.
Sexing Not known.
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Distribution South America: Amazon, Orinoco, upper Corantijn and Sipaliwini River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns, Upper Corentijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns, Sipaliwini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.8 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-25.0°C or 71.6-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Undemanding in terms of water quality.
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Feeding An unfussy omnivore. Most prepared foods are taken and the fish will happily gorge itself on live or frozen foods. Bloodworm induces a feeding frenzy and is good for acclimatizing new, smaller acquisitions. The fish will eat huge amounts in one day, its belly swelling to resemble a marble and can comfortably live off this for up to a week.
Furniture These fish will be considerably more active if given lots of cover at the sides of the aquarium that they can dart into when spooked. Floating plants are also a good idea as water current is unimportant.
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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Reference Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) No. 132; 137, Pl. 4.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 01:58 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)