|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hara minuscula Ng & Kottelat, 2007|
|Common Name(s)||Burmese Moth Catfish|
|Type Locality||1.6 kilometers north of Daik-U, Dayame Chaung, Bago, Myanmar.|
|Pronunciation||ha rah - min uss kew lah|
|Identification||The erethistid catfish genus Hara consists of small to medium sized catfishes with a brown cryptic coloration and heavily tuberculate skin.Species of Hara are diagnosed from other members of the family in having an anteroventral flange on the ventral surface of the complex centrum and the parapophysis of the fifth vertebra with a vertical lamina (de Pinna, 1996). The genus has been recorded from the Ganges-Brahmaputra river drainages eastwards to the Salween River drainage in western Thailand (Hora, 1950; Kottelat, 1989; Ukkatawewat & Vidthayanon, 1998).|
|Distribution||Distribution: Sittang River drainage, 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||All Hara are known to take prepared food but prefer live food like bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp etc. May need some effort to gradually get weaned off live foods. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.|
|Compatibility||Care should be taken while choosing their tankmates as these fish are extremely poor at competing for food. There will be a little aggression between congeners sometimes. This can be ignored as the it doesn't result in anything serious.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Peaceful Cyprinids like Puntius and Balitorine loaches like Schistura or Nemacheilus species.|
|References||Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 114 (no. 3)|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Silurus, (2) norfolkgarden (k: 2), who also notes: "Bought as Butterfly Cats at LFS.
In the 29gal 'snake' loach tank for a week. Moved to seperate 5gal tanks for better feeding for now.", (3) The.Dark.One, (4) pel, (5) irshprncsk.
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|Last Update||2009 Dec 07 00:56 (species record created: 2002 Oct 13 00:00)|
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