Who We Are
The new name of our company is Arapaima Brazil! It maintains the original D.N.A of Projeto Arapaima, both in its brand “Arapaima Brazil”, and in its logo with the figure of a unique stylized Arapaima gigas. Moreover, it adds the brand “Brazil”, a strong brand known worldwide. Accordingly, we have gained a new brand, which is modern, simple and innovative with vibrant and cheerful colors, and that clearly summarizes the new phase of our company.
Arapaima Brazil began its operations more than 15 years ago under the brand Projeto Arapaima as a small company, which had a strong identity with the product and identified a great opportunity in an unexplored market at that time. Headquartered in Belém, State of Pará, the company has been steadily growing and increasing its market share and today it is a leader of ornamental freshwater fish exports in South America. Today we operate in the aquaculture industry and ornamental freshwater fish trade.
We have more than 2,000 aquariums, 70 large concrete/epoxy fish tanks and 6 Australian tanks in our inventory, all of them with biologic filtering system, automatic heating, constant control of water parameters and technical routines, processes of which are constantly improving. The water treatment is of utmost importance to maintain the excellent quality of the water in use. The water is treated and filtered before entering in the systems, ensuring the stability of the parameters required. These parameters are monitored by sensors that evaluate the pH, temperature and conductivity.
One of the aspects most valued by our clients, which distinguishes us in the market is the access to the supply of a great variety of ornamental fish in practically every region of Brazil. In this respect, we have developed many partnerships with businessmen of the fish industry. We have been investing in technology and training, acquiring and providing their companies with pieces of equipment as well as training their personnel. As a result, we have been receiving high quality fish in unique quantities and diversity in Brazil.
Another novelty we are offering is our Reproduction Unit, headquartered in Salinópolis-Pará. This unit is exclusively dedicated to fish farming of ornamental freshwater fish, although it is still pending approval of the National and Regional authorities. The unit has an area of 14.0 ha with a dam that supplies water by gravity through channels to the 28 excavated nurseries, of which 19 nurseries with approximately 0.4 ha each and other 9 nurseries with 0.04 ha each, totaling 9.0 ha of water surface. The unit features a laboratory to provide support for the production, purification and shipping of fish. It is from this unit that we expect in the near future to be able to offer rare species reproduced in captivity, whose capture is forbidden in nature. Our purpose as breeders and exporters is to build a long-term sustainable future for our company and for our clients.
The company´s responsible growth and the maintenance of utmost high quality standards are based on 6 pillars: structured management with robust management and control systems; high technology and knowledge for the maintenance of the fish in our tanks and shipments; excellence in the quality of our products; professional, personal and transparent relationship with our clients; large investments to support growth plans in the aquarium and ornamental fish trade; and, especially, a valuable relationship with each of our employees.