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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia kapuri  (Tilak & Husain, 1975)
Common Name
Type Locality Padhoi River near Kalsia Ghat, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Synonym(s) Glyptothorax kapuri, Laguvia kapuri, Laguvia ribeiroi kapuri
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - ka pooor eye
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Size 40mm or 1.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the genus Pseudolaguvia are small erethistid catfishes inhabiting hill streams and large rivers in the area bordered by the Ganges River drainage (northern India) to the west and the Sittang River drainage (east-central Myanmar) to the east. They can be distinguished from other sisorids by their small size,a combination of a thoracic adhesive apparatus with a median depression and prominent postcoracoid processes.

Pseudolaguvia kapuri can be distinguished from congeners by the presence of two yellowish vertical band like patches below and after the adipose fin and the insertion of the pelvic fin closer to the tip of the snout than the caudal base.
Sexing Not known.
General Remarks It is very likely that this species has not been exported for the trade as yet but general care will be very similar to that of other Pseudolaguvia species.
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Distribution Ganges River drainage, India and Nepal.
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
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Feeding Known to take only live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.
Furniture Fine sand for the bottom and smooth pebbles / rocks.
Compatibility A peaceful species suitable for a hillstream biotope.Extreme care should be taken while choosing their tankmates as these fish are extremely poor at competing for food.
Suggested Tankmates Cyprinids like Barilius and Danios and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of the Inland Fishery Society of India v. 6 (for Dec. 1974), pp 1, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:46 (species record created: 2010 Nov 20 22:14)