|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pachypterus atherinoides (Bloch, 1794)|
|Common Name||Indian Potasi|
|Type Locality||Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India.|
|Synonym(s)||Pseudeutropius atherinoides, Silurus atherinoides|
|Pronunciation||at the ree noy diss|
|Etymology||The specific name comes from the Greek atherine, meaning smelt, and the suffix -oides, meaning having the form of, in reference to the passing resemblance to smelt.|
|Size||115mm or 4.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Distinguished from N. acutirostris in having a shorter snout.|
|Distribution||Widely distributed in river drainages on the Indian subcontinent north of the Cauvery.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 8, pp 48, Pl. 371 (fig. 1).|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 14:15 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)|