Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific Name Pimelodus grosskopfii  Steindachner, 1879
Common Name
Type Locality Río Cauca, Colombia.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus longifilis
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Magdalena River and Lake Maracaibo basins.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Lake Maracaibo (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 Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien v. 16 (no. 18)
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Last Update 2011 Jul 20 14:14 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:52)