Tambaqui fish

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The flesh of the Tambaqui is popular and fetches top prices in fish markets in its native range.It is marketed fresh and frozen. Wild populations of the Tambaqui have declined because of overfishing and many currently caught fish are juveniles. In Manaus alone, the landings fell from 15,000 metric tons (14,800 long tons) per year in the 1970s to 800 metric tons (790 long tons) in 1996. The Tambaqui is now widely kept in aquaculture. It can live in oxygen-poor waters and is very resistant to diseases. In Brazil, tambaqui is one of the main fish species that is farmed and therefore important to the country's economy. Studies of farmed tambaqui in Brazil have revealed a genetic diversity similar to that seen among wild populations. In fish farms this species is sometimes hybridized with Piaractus to produce offspring that accept a wider temperature range (colder water) than pure tambaqui. Amazonas, Brazil Tambaqui Animal Themes Close-up Day Fish Freshwater Fish Indoors  Nature No People One Animal Swimming Tambaqui Fish Underwater Water
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