large 'Pim' lives in the black, white, and clearwater
rivers of Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Colouration:
They sport a gold or silver glow and look chrome or
gold plated in colour. At about 30cm they start to
prefer a strong current in the aquarium and take on
more of a golden glow to their body. Reproduction:
Reproductive migrations probably occur like in other
Brachyplatystoma. Aquarium Care:
It is reported that youngsters to aquarium life can
be problematic to acclimatise. They can become very
territorial and are always on the go and never seem
to rest. This is of course a catfish for only the
experienced predatory catfish keepers. Remarks:
Assessed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of
Threatened Species due to its large distribution and
no current major threat. Though this species is harvested,
there is not at present any evidence that this poses
a major threat to B. rousseauxii. Monitoring
of this species should take place because of possible
future threats acting on it (IUCN 2009).
Amazon and Orinoco River basins and major rivers of
2011 Amazon Predators Lundberg, J.G. and M.W.
Littmann, 2003. Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered
catfishes). p. 432-446. 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. Reis, R & Lima,
F. 2009. Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii. The
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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