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  • Pimelodus altissimus
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Scientific Name Pimelodus altissimus  Eigenmann & Pearson, 1942
Common Name
Type Locality Río Ucayali near Orellana, Amazon system, Peru.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Distribution Amazon River basin.
Amazon (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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Reference Fishes of western South America, pp 106, Pl. 5 (fig. 5).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:32 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:51)