|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Akysis longifilis Ng, H.H., 2006|
|Common Name(s)||Stream Catfish|
|Type Locality||Pyu stream (tributary of Sittang River) ca. 229 km from Yangon, 18°29'N 96°26'E; Than Kyaw Toe.|
|Pronunciation||ack EYE siss|
|Etymology||From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. From the Latin longus, meaning long, and filum, meaning thread, in reference to the
long barbels of this species.
|Size||53mm (2.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Fishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.|
|Distribution||Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Feeding||Voracious appetite. Specially frozen foods. Flakes are reluctantly taken.|
|Furniture||Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal. These fish like to bury themselves into sand, so see to it that any rocks are placed on the bottom of the tank and cannot be undermined.|
|Compatibility||Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) daniel60 (k: 5), (2) Silurus, (3) Suckermouth (k: 3), (4) theonetruepath (k: 5), (5) scotty105 (k: 6), (6) Junttis, (7) kruseman (k: 4), (8) eric2122, (9) Floody, (10) Lupine, (11) dmcat (k: 3).
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- CotM 2013 November
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|Last Update||2010 Jan 24 05:41 (species record created: 2005 Aug 07 00:00)|