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Age : 44
Registration date : 2008-11-07

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PostSubject: Sorubim Lima   Sorubim Lima EmptyWed Nov 12, 2008 10:43 pm

Sorubim Lima
Sorubim Lima 100_7911
Scientific Name :
Sorubim Lima
Synonym(s) or Common Name(s) :
Duckbill catfish (Eng), Catfish spatula (FRA)
Class : Actinopterígios (ray-finned fishes)
Order : Catfish
Family : Pimelodidae
Genre : Sorubim
Species : Lima

Main Identification Traits :

Sorubim Lima 100_7913
Specimen Description :
Fish without shell, lying and cylindrical with a flattened head and long, its backbone is a dark brown or black with a black band from its snout to tail fin, the other fins are translucent . the mouth is removed and three pairs of large bardillons.Sa upper jaw-shaped spatula allows the sorubim to search the basement.
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Life Span Information :
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Size :
20 to 60cm
Weight :
Max 1,300 kg
Place of Origin :
Amazon region, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, Guyana, Argentina.

Biotope Information :
From the Parana River in Argentina and Paraguay to the city "Asunción" capital of Paraguay to the Orinoco River in Venezuela and Colombia, the Rupununi River in Guyana, through Bolivia (the rivers Mamoré, Baures, Iten, Matos), Peru (rivers Yurimaguas, Paranapura, Napo, Ampiyacu, Manit, Spondias, Itai, Ucayali, Yarapa, etc. ..) Brazil (Black rivers, Solimoes, Jurua , Araguaia Xingú, Janauari, Purus, Tefé, Cuiaba, Murumuru, Macau, Livram)

Shoaling/Schooling Information:
Other requirements :

Temperature Range :
22° to 26°
pH Range :
6.5 to 6.9 (8-16 º DGH)
TDS and Conductivity Range : Min-Max
Light requirements :
Sorubim Lima 100_7914
Food and Nutrition :
Carnivore in nature that fed fish, shrimp, moluscos, crickets, large glass. In the middle it also eats plant litter and seeds of grasses. They will accept food for major groundfish (catfish, loricaridés) as pellets which crumble at the bottom.

Feeding Habits :
Food for the Fry's :

Sexing Indicators Information :
not apparent
Spawning Information :
Sexual Reproduction Details :
It breeds between November and February period in which he (she) gathers along with other large species, migration begins in search of breeding areas, it is reported that he (she) spawning at the beginning of the flood.

Fish Behavior :
The fish and a peaceful nature very sociable with its congeners is recommended to continue the group of three individuals, business and mainly nocturnal, fish quiet, but predatory before everything. He used to stay hidden among tree roots until prey approaches.

Miscellaneous Details :

Advise for Members:
Request to be kept in a large aquarium and see 1000l especially 60 cm in width so that it can run without any problem, it is better to associate it with poisons large size and attention to plants because this one loves searched the ground, they will be large, robust and well entrenched as the Swords Amazon, Vallisneria gigantea and Egeria dense.

The aquarium should be decorated so as to provide him with hiding large trunks and rocks well established and a swimming Therefore, he preferred soft light and sieved to see small floating plants.

Count on a powerful filtering and trade weekly 30-40% of the aquarium.

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