|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudolaguvia fucosa Ng, Lalramliana & Lalronunga, 2016|
|Type Locality||Mizoram, Lawngtlai District, Tuichawng River in the vicinity of Bandukbanga village, Karnaphuli drainage, India, 22°3'11"N, 92°38'56"E.|
|Pronunciation||sue doh lah GOO vee ah - foo ko saa.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet comes from the Latin adjective fucosus, meaning painted or colored. This name is used in reference to the color pattern of this species, which includes more pale spots and stripes than most congeners.|
|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.|
|Distribution||This species is known from the headwaters of the Karnaphuli River drainage in southern Mizoram.
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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||The type locality was a river with a moderate current and a substrate of sand and pebble Amblyceps cf. mangois, Mystus bleekeri, and one or more species each of Psilorhynchus, Schistura,Physoschistura and Badis were collected together with the new species.|
|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 Danio and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zootaxa 4105 (no. 6), pp 547, Figs. 1, 2a, 3, 6a.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 04:34 (species record created: 2016 Apr 27 22:51)|