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  • Brachyrhamdia rambarrani
  • Brachyrhamdia rambarrani
  • Brachyrhamdia rambarrani
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Scientific Name Brachyrhamdia rambarrani  (Axelrod & Burgess, 1987)
Common Name False Adolfoi
Type Locality Rio Unini, tributary of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Pimelodella rambarrani
Pronunciation bra key ram dee ah - ram BAR an aye
Etymology Greek, brachys, -eia = shor + Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia. 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Only potentially confused with the Corydoras imitator or similar. Anything more e than a quick glance reveals the long barbels and naked flanks.
Sexing Unknown
General Remarks Note: Fishbase lists 70mm TL.
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Distribution South America: Brazil: Rio Unini
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Unini (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.8 - 7.0
Temperature 24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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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 Unreported
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 35 (no. 12), pp 24, Figs.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 05:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)