|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Breitensteinia cessator Ng & Siebert, 1998|
|Type Locality||Borneo: Kapuas River 58 km NE of Sintang|
|Pronunciation||Brai tern stai neeya - sass ah tawr|
|Etymology||Breitensteinia: Named after H Breitenstein, who first collected the fish. From the Latin cessator, meaning an idle fellow, in allusion to the sluggish nature of the fish.|
|Size||190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Breitensteinia is a genus of akysid catfish lacking an adipose fin but having a long low adipose ridge, a very long and slender caudal peduncle, with gill openings not extending above the base of the pectoral spine, 11–12 principal caudal-fin rays and 42–45 vertebrae.Like other akysids and unusually among catfish, they have a low principal caudal fin ray count and more rays in the upper caudal fin lobe than the lower. They have an elongate body, reflected by their high number of vertebrae which is eight to twelve more than in other akysid species.
The evenly-spotted paired fins and the slightly larger eye distinguishes this species from B. insignis.
|Sexing||Male Breitensteinia possess a short genital papilla immediately behind the anus. The pelvic fins of the female are also more closely set.|
|Distribution||Sumatra and Borneo
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Best kept in a well-oxygenated tank, preferably with a slight current.|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on most foods, but live or frozen food is preferred.|
|Furniture||Plenty of driftwood for the fish to hide in.|
|Compatibility||Ideal tankmates include mid-sized cyprinids (e.g. larger Puntius, Labiobarbus) and Asian catfishes (e.g. Ompok).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Journal of Fish Biology v. 53 (no. 3), pp 647, Figs. 1, 4b, 5b.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 20 19:00 (species record created: 2003 Feb 21 00:00)|