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Scientific NameAkysis longifilis  Ng, H.H., 2006
Common NameStream Catfish
Type LocalityPyu stream (tributary of Sittang River) ca. 229 km from Yangon, 18°29'N 96°26'E; Than Kyaw Toe.
Pronunciationack EYE siss
EtymologyFrom the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. From the Latin longus, meaning long, and filum, meaning thread, in reference to the

long barbels of this species.
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Size 53mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationFishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.
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DistributionSittang River drainage, southern Myanmar
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingVoracious appetite. Specially frozen foods. Flakes are reluctantly taken.
FurnitureRocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal. These fish like to bury themselves into sand, so see to it that any rocks are placed on the bottom of the tank and cannot be undermined.
CompatibilityIdeal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.
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ReferencesZootaxa No. 1150, pp 20, Fig. 1.
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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2013 November
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Last Update2014 Jun 18 08:49 (species record created: 2005 Aug 07 00:00)