|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Silurichthys hasseltii Bleeker, 1858|
|Common Name||Hassel's Leaf Catfish|
|Type Locality||Tjisekat, Java, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||Seel loo reek thees - has sell tee eye|
|Etymology||From Silurus and the Greek ichthyos, meaning fish; in reference to the general resemblance to members of the genus Silurus. Named after JC van Hasselt, who first discovered and illustrated the fish.|
|Size||110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Distinguished by a shorter caudal fin, more mottled coloration, 2-4 gill rakers on first branchial arch and 46-56 anal-fin rays.|
|Sexing||Males are smaller and possess serrations on posterior edge of pectoral spine.|
|Distribution||Java, the Riau Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Java Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Singapore waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.2 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Will eat all manner of live, frozen and prepared foods.|
|Feeding||Will eat all manner of live, frozen and prepared foods.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of driftwood as hiding places. They also enjoy a layer of leaf litter to burrow into.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful, shoaling species compatible with most fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal tankmates are mid-sized barbs, rasboras and gouramies in an Asian forest stream biotope tank.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo-Neêrlandicae v. 4 (art. 2), pp 270.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 25 14:10 (species record created: 2003 May 31 00:00)|