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  • Acestrorhynchus altus
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Scientific Name Acestrorhynchus altus  Menezes, 1969
Common Name Roter Hundssalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Arari, at Cachoeira do Arari, Ilha de Marajó, Pará State, Brazil.
Etymology Acestrorhynchus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, rhyngchos = snout 
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Size 233mm or 9.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 5.5 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding A true piscivore, in the wild a predator, but can be weaned onto dead food with a bit of patience.
Compatibility Does feed on smaller fish, so tankmates need to be selected with care.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Arquivos de Zoologia (São Paulo) v. 18 (nos 1-2), pp 52, 118, Fig. 38
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Last Update 2016 Aug 03 05:41 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 23:23)