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Scientific Name Imparfinis pseudonemacheir  Mees & Cala, 1989
Common Name Shrimp Catfish
Type Locality Río Tucuragua, near Caicara, Bolívar, Venezuela.
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Size 40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco and Ucayali River basins.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Ucayali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature 24.5-26.0°C or 76.1-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Prefer a brisk if not strong current, in nature they are found in only a few centimetres of water to about 60cm depth.
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Feeding Will feed on prepared and frozen foods.
Furniture Substrate should be fine sand, as they do hide in the substrate.
Compatibility May eat fry from other fishes, but their overall size is small, so most fish will be fine - even neon tetras and such would be large enough to not become a meal.
Suggested Tankmates Compatible with most fish that are not much larger or so small they become part of the menu.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series C, Biological and Medical Sciences) v. 92 (no. 3), pp 387, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 01:46 (species record created: 2002 Jun 12 00:00)