|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Brachyrhamdia meesi Sands & Black, 1985|
|Common Names||Mees' Pimelodid
Mees' Imitatorwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Near Belem, Brazil [aquarium export; probably from the Upper Amazon River basin].|
|Pronunciation||bra key ram dee ah - ME sigh|
|Etymology||Greek, brachys, -eia = shor + Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia.|
|Size||61mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||B. meesi is similar to B. marthae but exhibits the darker head ''mask'' colouration and the black dorsal blotch which is smaller (or sometime absent) and confined to the upper anterior part of the dorsal fin. In B. marthae the dorsal fin marking is larger and spreads across the entire upper section of the fin.|
|General Remarks||Described from specimens exported to the UK probably from the Upper Amazon River basin.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon River basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Ampiyacu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|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 but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|Reference||Catfishes of the World v. 3 Supplements (First Set), pp 58(5), photographs on pp. 58(7)-58(8).|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 25 00:38 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)|