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  • Silurichthys hasseltii
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Acta Soc. Sci. Indo-Neerl.v. 4 - pp270
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Last Update -1 Nov 30 00:00 (species record created: 2003 May 31 00:00)