|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudomystus cf. stenomus|
|Common Name(s)||False Bumblebee Catfish|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh MIST uss - stenn OH muss|
|Etymology||From the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera.|
|Size||150mm (5.9") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Members of the bagrid genus Pseudomystus are small- to mid-sized freshwater catfish
endemic to Southeast Asia.Pseudomystus are commonly found in swamps and rivers throughout Southeast Asia. They can be differentiated from Leiocassis by a relatively short snout and a subterminal mouth. Many Pseudomystus have a color pattern of contrasting vertical bars or blotches.
This is an apparently undescribed species often identified as Pseudomystus stenomus. However, the true P. stenomus is found only on Java (and has probably not been exported as an aquarium fish) and differs from this species in having a more slender body, and larger and more distinct pale-colored patches on the sides of the body.
|Sexing||Males are more slender and possess an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
|General Remarks||This species is found naturally in fairly fast-flowing streams with a sandy bottom (with other fish such as Glyptothorax, Akysis and Homaloptera), and can usually be found hiding amongst vegetation during the day.|
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 7.6|
|Temperature||20.0-27.0°C or 68-80.6°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Current preferred.|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and other prepared foods such as pellets.|
|Furniture||Furnish the tank with driftwood, rocks and heavy vegetation for the fish to hide in, This species is found in faster-flowing streams, so a slight current is desirable.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful species that is compatible with most fish. Congeners are territorial, but not overtly so, making it possible to keep more than one individual in a large tank. Ideal tankmates include barbs, rasboras and loaches in an Asian biotope tank.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Silurus, (2) Redcatman, (3) The.Dark.One, (4) Viktor Jarikov, who also notes: "not sure of ID; came in as a borneo marble cat (Segrest ? Pseudomystus cf. stenomus); tiny", (5) Bisclavret, (6) NC24, (7) CAtfishluvva.
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|Last Update||2010 Aug 06 13:30 (species record created: 2001 May 03 00:00)|
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