|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Breitensteinia insignis Steindachner, 1881|
|Type Locality||Teweh [= Moara Teweh], Barito River, southeastern Borneo, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||Brai tern stai neeya - in sig niss|
|Etymology||Breitensteinia: Named after H Breitenstein, who first collected the fish. From the Latin insignis, meaning a mark or sign, in reference to the blotchy pattern on the body and fins.|
|Size||220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Breitensteinia is a genus of akysid catfish lacking an adipose fin but having a long low adipose ridge, a very long and slender caudal peduncle, with gill openings not extending above the base of the pectoral spine, 11–12 principal caudal-fin rays and 42–45 vertebrae.Like other akysids and unusually among catfish, they have a low principal caudal fin ray count and more rays in the upper caudal fin lobe than the lower. They have an elongate body, reflected by their high number of vertebrae which is eight to twelve more than in other akysid species.
The unevenly-spotted paired fins and the slightly smaller eye distinguishes this species from B. cessator.
|Sexing||Male Breitensteinia possess a short genital papilla immediately behind the anus. The pelvic fins of the female are also more closely set.|
|Distribution||Barito River drainage in southern Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Barito (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Best kept in a well-oxygenated tank, preferably with a slight current.|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on most foods, but live or frozen food is strongly preferred.|
|Furniture||Plenty of driftwood for the fish to hide in. A substrate of fine sand is ideal.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal tankmates include mid-sized cyprinids (e.g. larger Puntius, Labiobarbus) and Asian catfishes (e.g. Ompok).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 18 (no. 6) (for 17 Feb. 1881), pp 46.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 17 14:46 (species record created: 2006 Nov 21 03:44)|