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Indawgyi stream catfish - Akysis prashadi

Indawgyi stream catfish - Akysis prashadi

Scientific name: Akysis prashadi

Common name: Indawgyi stream catfish

Family: Akysidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 2 - 11°N (35.71 - 196.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 19 - 23 °C (66.2 - 73.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Quality flakes or wafers will be accepted but live or frozen foods are preferred. Blood worms, white worms, and brine shrimp are ideal.


Asia; Indawgyi stream catfish are found in Lake Indawgyi, Burma.


Females will have larger ventral and pectoral fins.


As of yet, there are no reported cases of these fish breeding in the aquarium. Spawnings have taken place but no fry have been raised successfully.


The expected life span for Indawgyi stream catfish is 5-8 years.

Short description

Rocks or driftwood should be added to the tank to provide hiding places. Indawgyi stream catfish prefer moderate water current be careful when choosing tank mates. Fast swimming fish like danios or tetras are ideal. They do prefer a sandy substrate as they like to bury themselves. They can tolerate a wide range of water parameters but high quality must be maintained.


Bought by from stream catfish, picture 1 Indawgyi stream catfish, picture 2 Indawgyi stream catfish, picture 3

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