|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sisor rabdophorus Hamilton, 1822|
|Common Name||Indian Whiptail Catfish|
|Type Locality||Bhagirathi River at crossing point between Kalna (Barddhaman District) and Nisinghapur (Nadia District), 23°13'33"N, 88°32'41.4"E, West Bengal State, India.|
|Pronunciation||Sai sore - rab doe for russ|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Bengali name of the fish. From the Greek rhabdos, meaning rod, and phoreus, meaning bearer, in reference to the long filamentous extension of the uppermost caudal fin ray.|
|Size||180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Easily distinguished by its long, thin body with numerous small bony plates and long filamentous extension on the caudal fin.|
|Distribution||Northern part of the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the Ganges River drainage.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||10.0-22.0°C or 50-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Needs well oxygenated water.|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, but does not take prepared foods.|
|Furniture||A sandy bottom with numerous rocks and some driftwood. Strong current and cool water is necessary, as these fishes are very sensitive to both temperature and oxygen levels.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful fish that can be kept in a community tank. However, its habitat requirements are such that only hillstream fishes such as balitorine loaches and fast-water cyprinids such as Barilius are viable tankmates.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 208, 379.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 14 07:41 (species record created: 2004 Apr 27 00:00)|