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Jump to next section Summary of Pseudolaguvia
Pronounced sue doh lah GOO vee ah
Identification Members of the genus Pseudolaguvia are small erethistid catfishes inhabiting hill streams and large rivers in the area bordered by the Ganges River drainage (northern India) to the west and the Sittang River drainage (east-central Myanmar) to the east. They can be distinguished from other sisorids by their small size,a combination of a thoracic adhesive apparatus with a median depression and prominent postcoracoid processes.
Feeding Known to take only live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.
Compatibility A peaceful species suitable for a hillstream biotope. Extreme care should be taken while choosing their tankmates as these fish are extremely poor at competing for food.
Tankmates Cyprinids like Barilius and Danio and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 26mm, largest 45mm, average 32mm, most commonly 35mm. All SL.
Species There are 23 "species" in the database
Keepers 7 species (30%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Pseudolaguvia shawi (24%)
2. Pseudolaguvia ribeiroi (20%)
3. Pseudolaguvia muricata (16%)
4. Pseudolaguvia ferruginea (12%)
5. Pseudolaguvia flavida (12%)
6. Pseudolaguvia ferula (12%)
7. Pseudolaguvia foveolata (4%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Pseudolaguvia species

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