Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific Name Pimelodus garciabarrigai  Dahl, 1961
Common Name
Type Locality Deep pool in Caño Lozada, about 11 kilometers above its junction with Río Guayabero, Colombia.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Guayabero River basin in Orinoco River drainage, Colombia.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco, Guaviare, Guayabero (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 Novedades Colombianas v. 1 (no. 6)
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Last Update 2011 Jul 18 13:26 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:52)