|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Brachyrhamdia marthae Sands & Black, 1985|
|Type Locality||Peru ?, aquarium import|
|Pronunciation||bra key ram dee ah - MAR th ae|
|Etymology||Greek, brachys, -eia = shor + Brazilian vernacular name, Nhamdia/Jamdia.|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Similar to B. meesi but that species has a black head stripe running vertically through the eye. In B. marthae the dorsal fin marking is larger and spreads across the entire upper section of the fin.|
|Distribution||South America: Peru
Amazon, Juruá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Ampiyacu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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||Slightly territorial with its own kind but generally peaceful. Not to be trusted with very small fish or fry.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Catfishes of the worldv. 3, Suppl (first set) - pp58(4) - Photographs on pp. 58(7)-58(8)|
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|Last Update||2003 Nov 15 00:00 (species record created: 2002 Apr 26 00:00)|