It’s not all unicorns and rainbows in relation to Arapaima.
At first, Guillermo was catching native fish, corresponding to the assorted sorts of catfish that inhabit the river. However then an enormous freshwater fish arrived, identified regionally as paiche or Arapaima Gigas, to offer it its scientific title.
It’s typically believed its arrival resulted from a breach of a paiche fish farm in Peru, the place the fish are native. From there, they unfold into Bolivia’s rivers.
Federico Moreno, director of the Beni Autonomous College’s Centre for Aquatic Sources Analysis, says its measurement and urge for food severely threaten native fish shares.
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