|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Akysis maculipinnis Fowler, 1934|
|Common Name||Dwarf Bee Cat|
|Type Locality||Chantaboon [Chantaburi], southeastern Thailand.|
|Pronunciation||ack EYE siss|
|Etymology||From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. From the Latin macula, meaning spot and pinna, meaning fin; in reference to the spotted fins of this species.|
|Size||31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Fishes 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.|
|Distribution||Asia: Mekong and Chao Phrya (Thailand) basins as well as basins around the upper Gulf of Thailand.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2010.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||17.0-23.0°C or 62.6-73.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Will feed readily on live/frozen food.|
|Furniture||Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal.|
|Compatibility||Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 86, pp 97, Fig. 46.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 08 08:15 (species record created: 2005 Oct 05 00:00)|