Indawgyi stream catfish - Akysis prashadi
Scientific name: Akysis prashadi
Common name: Indawgyi stream catfish
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.
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.
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