|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Brachyrhamdia heteropleura (Eigenmann, 1912)|
|Type Locality||Rupununi Pan, Guyana.|
|Pronunciation||bra key ram dee ah - het err oh ploo rah|
|Etymology||Greek, brachys, -eia = shor + Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia.|
|Size||43mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Coratijn, Essequibo, and Negro River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco, Cauame (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||Will eat most foods to the point of bursting. Care must be taken not too overfeed especially with foods that expand once inside the fish. Live foods are relished but best used for acclimatizing or conditioning individuals.|
|Furniture||An open expanse of gravel for this fish to interact with its conspecifics or Corydoras is necessary to see it at its best. Floating plants will diffuse overhead light and thus allow the fish a greater sense of security when out in the open. The swimming area should be bordered with suitable sized hiding places structured to allow this fast swimming fish both quick entry and exit.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful fish both with its own species and with Corydoras. The only drawback is that it will eat small tetras and young fish. Fish larger than 1'' are too large to eat and will not otherwise be molested.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Mem. Carnegie Mus. v. 5 (no. 1) 176 Pl. 16 (fig. 2)|
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|Last Update||2006 Aug 01 09:01 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 18:48)|