Brachyplatystoma filamentosum vs brachyplatystoma capapretum

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Please pay attention to the dates of the threads and posts – my personal and our understanding as a community evolves with time. You can also pay attention to the thread number (in the address) – the higher the number, the later the thread.



Our main thread on fila: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...iba-aka-brachyplatystoma-filamentosum.688117/



Our main thread on capa: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...yplatystoma-capapretum-10-in-4500-gal.680760/





These are in chronological order, from early to the late:



2013 - one of the earliest: Capa versus fila comparison on Fugupuff's blog http://fugupuff-fugupuff.blogspot.com/2013/07/capapretum-brachyplatystoma-lundberg-j.html



Jan 2013, Tyjo, looks like a capapretum to me (being offered as filamentosum)

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/piraiba-pictures.520869/



Apr 3013, Big cat, https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...achyplatystoma-capapretum-photos-talk.534713/



Feb 2014, Sir Catfish, also post #5 of ours has a lot of early links: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/capa-cant-be-fila-can-it.569554/



Jun 2015, Truviethug, https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...ussetts-01801-pickup-and-able-to-ship.644346/



May 2016, Greenerinks, from 2 page https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...chy-sticky-submit-pics-comments.645921/page-2



Aug 2015, Horopgedrik, Another great capa vs fila thread. Note Fugupuff's input (starts on page 2) with pictures of fila from Suriname and Brasil http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/need-id-for-my-catfish.648861/



Sept 2015, Fishnatics, another ID thread based around the key word "salton" with Wes / Fugupuff’s input on page 2 http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/brachyplatystoma-sp-salton.650369/



Oct 2015, Marcus H https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...tween-b-filamentosum-and-b-capapretum.651888/



Jan 2016, starting from this post down, possibly fila (Vincentwugwg) https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/catfish-id-help.658745/post-7423362



June 2016, 4th picture down looks like a true piraiba by Amazoniaaquaculture https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...ver-juruense-piraiba-tiger-shovelnose.669320/



June 2016, a real one, I think, by Greenerinks in Shanghai http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/tempted-by-this-piraiba-for-sale.669511/



Aug 2016, Vincent Wu https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/brachyplatystoma-i-d.673058/



Sept 2016, Texasrockwell https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/brachyplatystoma-id.673975/



Nov 2016, Jonathan G https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/my-brachyplatystoma-pics-and-info.677879/



Dec 2016, Herman Moorr, 2.5" little Brachie, capa IMHO https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/please-help-id.679369/



May 2017, Sunnyboy https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/brachyplatystoma-id.686768/



May 2017, Rpul https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/piriabia-id.688073/



Jun 2017, LukeMitchell https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/piraiba-price.689225/



Sept 2017, GiantFishKeeper101 https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/help-id-fish.693235/



Oct 2017, Herman Moorr https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/brachyplatystoma-fila-update.693838/



Dec 2017, GiantFishKeeper101 https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/filamentosum-difference.697444/



May 2018, IsaacHZJ https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/new-acquisition-capapretum.703995/



July 2018, IsaacHZJ https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/b-fila.705536/



July 2018, Blackwolf, including info on piraiba names… https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/pariba.706140/



July 2018, Kingrancher https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/b-filamentosum-info.706552/



Sept 2018, Rpul https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...atystoma-filamentosum-grow-out-thread.707819/



Dec 2018, Rpul https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/surinam-piriba-surinam-vallantii-grow-out.711389/



Apr 2019, Rpul https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/capa-pati-vallantii.717114/



Oct 2019, Jiyowel https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/id-this-catfish-pls.723305/



Mar 2020, tvbbnumber https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/new-brachyplatystoma-capapretum.727348/



Oct 2020, Tony Tropical https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/brachyplatystoma-capapretum-new-pick-up.734449/



Oct 2020, superman818 https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/id-help-piraiba.734670/



Nov 2020, TBTB https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/...e-caparetum-80-price-if-anyone-wanted.735077/



May 2021, Cichla1981 https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/capa-or-fila.740149/



Dec 2021, EAC, I am a bit confused by Peru vs other fila, see also our main fila thread: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/peru-piraiba.744893/



Dec 2021, Dermifrost https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/capa-or-fila-true-or-false.744994/



Mar 2022, Ryang85 https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/capapretum-id.746816/
 
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