|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Brachyplatystoma juruense (Boulenger, 1898)|
|Common Names||Gold Zebra Pim
Dourade Zebra, Goldbinden-Zebraantennenwels (Germany), Zebra Catfish
|Type Locality||Rio Jurua , Brazil.|
|Synonym(s)||Ginesia cunaguaro, Platystoma juruense|
|Etymology||Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, platys = flat + Greek, stoma = mouth. Named for the Rio Jurua in Brazil, where this species was found.|
|Size||600mm or 23.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Similar to Brachyplatystoma tigrinus especially when comparing younger fish. B. juruense has a less contrasting colour pattern and much higher body in profile. The adipose fin is larger and barbels shorter too.|
|Distribution||South America: Peru & Brazil.
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|pH||6.4 - 7.2|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||A fast muddy water fish.|
|Feeding||Feeder fish sparingly and beefheart even more so. A steady diet of frozen cichlid mix or bloodworms can be used for small to medium sized individuals. Larger acclimatized fish will also take defrosted prawns.|
|Furniture||A large fairly shaded area is required for the fish to rest under although it will spend some time in the open especially when hungry. The aquarium should not be brightly lit. Owners report that this catfish also appears to like resting on broad flat stone.|
|Compatibility||A large predator, tankmates should be a least half the size of this fish and able to withstand a strong current.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond.v. 14 (pt 7, no. 2) - pp421 - Pl. 39|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 13 16:29 (species record created: 2001 May 03 00:00)|