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Scientific Name Pimelodus jivaro  Eigenmann & Pearson, 1942
Common Name
Type Locality Río Morona, upper Amazon River system.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Distribution Upper Amazon River basin: Ecuador and Peru.
Amazon, Upper 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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References Fishes of western South America, pp105, Pl. 4 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2014 Nov 13 23:16 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:15)