|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodus ornatus Kner, 1858|
|Common Names||Ornate Pimelodus
Schmuckantennenwels (Germany), Smykkemalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Suriname; Rio Negro and Cuiabá, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||pim ee LOW duss - or NAT uss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth.|
- CotM 2002 May
- Shane's World Species Pimelodus ornatus: A piece of jewellery in the aquarium
|Size||305mm or 12" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A real show fish and a distinctive member of the genus making it difficult to confuse with others. Has a larger head than most other Pimelodus.|
|Distribution||South America: Peru, Surinam, Northern Brazil
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||24.0-25.0°C or 75.2-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||An unfussy omnivore. Most prepared foods are taken and the fish will happily gorge itself on live or frozen foods. Bloodworm induces a feeding frenzy and is good for acclimatizing new, smaller acquisitions. The fish will eat huge amounts in one day, its belly swelling to resemble a marble and can comfortably live off this for up to a week.|
|Furniture||These fish will be considerably more active if given lots of cover at the sides of the aquarium that they can dart into when spooked. Floating plants are also a good idea as water current is unimportant.|
|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||Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373), pp 411 , Pl. 6 (fig. 18).|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 14:14 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)|