True Piramutaba Catfish (Brachyplatystoma vaillantii)
Origin: Wild Suriname
Locale: Coastal rivers
Diet: Predator and piscivore. Will usually accept frozen foods and can be weaned onto pellets over time.
Adult Size: 36″+
Recommended Tank Size: Only the largest custom aquariums or indoor ponds are appropriate to maintain this species
Compatibility: Predatory but generally not aggressive. Will eat anything they can fit in their surprisingly large mouths
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 – 7.5
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