|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodus altissimus Eigenmann & Pearson, 1942|
|Type Locality||Río Ucayali near Orellana, Amazon system, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||pim ee LOW duss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon River basin.
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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.|
|Reference||Fishes of western South America, pp 106, Pl. 5 (fig. 5).|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 21 12:35 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:51)|