Salminus brasiliensis (formerly: maxillosus)

6. July 2007

Salminus brasiliensis (früher: maxillosus)

April 2004: At present Aquarium Glaser can offer Salminus brasiliensis (formerly: S. maxillosus) as a further characin rarity. This up to 1 m and over 20 kg growing fish is a migratory species. These migrations take place from October to January, and are correlated with the rise of the water levels as well as the rising length of day. They follow their prey at their migrations to their spawniong grounds. Both in migratory behavior and in appearance Salminus species reminds on the salmon species, and like them they are threatened by dams, barrags and the environmental pollution. As estimated food fish they are fish farmed in Brazil. At the maintenance in aquaria their rowdiness is to be considered, with their strong dentures they can hurt their tankmates, therefore even for young animals should large aquariums be available. Since they are strong devourers their appetite can not be satisfied with flake food in the long term. Sometimes a defrosted fish should be fed.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien, Bolivien