|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodus albicans (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840)|
|Type Locality||Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|Synonym(s)||Arius albicans, Silurus muticus|
|Pronunciation||pim ee LOW duss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth.|
|Size||500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Paraná River basin. Endemic in Argentina.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mar Chiquita, Dulce, Sali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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.|
|References||Hist. Nat. Poiss.v. 15 - pp80.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 09 09:30 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 07:33)|