Similar looking to B.
marthae but has an eye mask which B. marthae
does not possess. B. meesi also lacks the
larger black dorsal blotch and the blue sheen to the
body that B. marthae possess. The Brachyrhamdia
genus is close to the Pimelodella genus but
the former have the posterior cranial fontanelle wide
open from the fontals to the supraoccipital wheras
it closes to small small foramina in the Brachyrhamdia
genera. Aquarium Care: Not to be
trusted with smaller inmates such as smaller tetras
and fry but will do fine with larger Barbs etc. May
nip Corydoras species when feeding, so you
will need to keep an eye out for this behaviour.
Diet: Readily accepts all manner of prepared
foods. Catfish pellets and tablets, and are particularly
fond of frozen bloodworm and other "wormlike"
Amazon River basin, Brazil. Type locality:
Near Belem, Brazil.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1991 Aquarien
atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur-
und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p. Sands, David: Catfishes of the World
Vol.3. Auchenipteridae & Pimelodidae. Dunure Publications
115. Jan. 2006