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Scientific Name Pimelodus ortmanni  Haseman, 1911
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Iguaçú at União da Vitória, Paraná State, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 295mm or 11.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Paraná River basin: Argentina and Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná (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 Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (nos 3-4) (19), pp379, Pl. 1 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2014 Dec 29 08:04 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:16)