Aquarium Care:Treat as you would do with any member of
the Pimelodus in that they will be predatory on small
fishes in the aquarium and it is also better to keep
them in small groups rather than singularly, as this
will dilute the aggression. As this is one of the
largest species in this genera it would need a large
tank to accommodate an adult sized fish of 34cm. S.L.
Diet: Will eat any aquarium prepared
foods such as tablets, pellets, frozen and live foods.
Not fussy eaters.
Autana River basin in the Orinoco River drainage,
Venezuela. Type locality: Río
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2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli,
2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In
R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.)
Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central
America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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