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  • Liobagrus formosanus
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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.
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished from congeners in having 5 branched dorsal-fin rays.
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Distribution Endemic to the island of Taiwan.
Taiwan Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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.
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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 Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)