The Blue Shrimp Catfish (Imparfinis
mirini) hide under the rocks and roots during
the day and around sunset they start preying on shrimps,
insects and fish fry. They are very sensitive. The
second thumbnail image shows a specimen after capture
with stress colouration, and after a few shots it
recovered and fled into hiding under a big log. (Petersen,
P.). Aquarium Care: Peaceful towards
conspecifics but territorial with its own kind. Provide
a moderate sized aquarium with hiding places such
as bogwood, rockwork and plants. A good water flow
is recommended with good aeration and filtration.
Diet: Live, frozen and flake foods.
Blue Shrimp Catfish
Upper Araguaia and Paraná River basins, Brazil.
Type locality: Near Piracicaba above
the falls of Rio Piracicabamirini [Brazil].
Bockmann, F.A. and
2003 Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In
R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.)
Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central
America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2019 ). Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa