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  • Pachypterus acutirostris
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Scientific Name Pachypterus acutirostris  (Day, 1870)
Common Name Myanmar Neotropius
Type Locality Throughout Myanmar.
Synonym(s) Pseudeutropius acutirostris
Pronunciation a kew tee ross triss
Etymology The specific epithet comes from the Latin acutus, meaning sharp, and rostrum, meaning snout, in reference to the relatively long snout of this species
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species is readily distinguishable from silurids by the presence of a small adipose fin. It can be distinguished from Pseudeutropius spp. in having a shorter anal fin, and from N. atherinoides in having a longer snout.
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Distribution Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters (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 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Will eat all manner of live, frozen and prepared foods.
Furniture Provide plenty of vegetation in the form of a heavily planted tank for the fish to hide in.
Compatibility A peaceful, schooling species that is compatible with most fish. Should be kept in groups of three or more indivduals. Ideal tankmates are other small Asian fish (barbs, rasboras, gouramies) in a biotope setup.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1869 (pt 3) (art. 3) (for 9 Dec. 1869), pp 618.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 17 13:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)