|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Nanobagrus armatus (Valliant, 1902)|
|Type Locality||Tepoe, Mahakam R., Borneo.|
|Synonym(s)||Akysis armatus, Leiocassis armatus|
|Pronunciation||Nah no BAG russ - arm ah tuss|
|Etymology||From the Latin, nanus, meaning dwarf and bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names. armatus - from the Latin meaning furnished with weapons. In reference to the strong serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spines.|
|Size||40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid catfish genus Nanobagrus is found throughout Sundaic Southeast Asia. Members of the genus are diagnosed from other bagrid catfishes by their miniature adult size (maximum size under ca 45 mm SL); reduced supraoccipital process; reduced anterior nuchal-plate element; and posterior cranial fontanel large and prominent.Its members typically inhabit small, forested streams with a moderate current.
Easily distinguished by its small size and distinctive color pattern.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||4.8 - 6.6|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and other prepared foods.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of driftwood as hiding places.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful, shoaling species. Beaccuse of its small size, best kept with other very small fishes (e.g. Boraras) or in a species tank.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 24 (note 1)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 04 15:11 (species record created: 2003 Feb 21 00:00)|