|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Liobagrus formosanus Regan, 1908|
|Common Name||Formosan Bullhead|
|Type Locality||Lake Candidius, Taiwan.|
|Pronunciation||lie oh BAG russ - form oh sahn us|
|Etymology||From the Greek, leios, meaning smooth, and bagrus, a name usually used for catfishes; in reference to the smooth head. The specific epithet comes from Formosa, the former name of the island of Taiwan.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Distinguished from congeners in having 5 branched dorsal-fin rays.|
|Distribution||Endemic to the island of Taiwan.
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|pH||6.6 - 7.6|
|Temperature||12.0-20.0°C or 53.6-68°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Needs strong current.|
|Feeding||Feeds on small invertebrates in the wild. May adapt to prepared foods in aquaria.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of rocks as hiding places.|
|Compatibility||Can be kept with other fishes in a temperate hillstream biotope. This typically includes loaches (e.g. Sinogastromyzon) and fast-water cyprinids (e.g. Barilius)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 8)v. 2 (no. 10) - pp360|
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|Last Update||2006 Mar 30 00:00 (species record created: 2001 Mar 28 00:00)|