Banded Shovelnose Catfish - Brachyplatystoma Juruense
Species name: Brachyplatystoma Juruense
Synonym: Ginesia cunaguaro, Platystoma juruense
Common Names: juruense cat, zungaro alianza, banded shovelnose
Family: Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes)
Order: Siluriformes (catfish)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max. size: 75 cm / 30 inches
Origin: South America. Amazon and Orinoco River basin.
Temperament: Non-aggressive predator.
Company: Only keep with other non-aggressive fishes that are to large to be considered food.
Water parameters: pH 6.5-7.0, temperature 23-28°C / 74-82° F
Aquarium setup: Decorate the aquarium so that there are a lot of space on the bottom to swim on. Use only a few rots and round rocks. It isn’t necessary to have any decoration at all.
Feeding: Accepts all kind of live food. This species is sometimes hard to get to accept other kinds of food.
Picture of banded shovelnose cat - Brachyplatystoma juruense. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Brachyplatystoma juruense - banded shovelnose cat picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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