|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Batasio fluviatilis (Smith, 1931)|
|Type Locality||Klong Thalerng near Ban Pon Phibun, Malay Peninsula, Thailand|
|Synonym(s)||Batasio havmolleri, Mystus havmolleri, Mystus stigmaturus|
|Pronunciation||bah tah see oh - floo vee ah till uss|
|Etymology||The genus name comes from the local (Bengali) name of the fish (batasio or batashi).|
|Size||72mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid genus Batasio Blyth comprises of small, laterally compressed catfishes distributed in South and Southeast Asia, diagnosed from its confamilials in having large sensory pores on the head, a narrow mental region, a pair of posteriorly-directed processes on the anterior part of vomer, a transversely-elongated bar-like entopterygoid, and the metapterygoid in close contact with the quadrate but free from the hyomandibular (Mo, 1991).
Easily distinguished by its pattern of a dark pre-dorsal bar and a spot below the middle of the adipose-fin base. Juvenile fish have a pattern of vertical bars.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||16.0-22.0°C or 60.8-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Current preferred.|
|Feeding||Shows a marked preference for live/frozen food.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of rocks as hiding places.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful, somewhat delicate fish that should be kept in small groups of 3-4 individuals. Best kept in a well-oxygenated tank with a vigorous current. Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, and fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius .|
|Suggested Tankmates||Peaceful Cyprinids like Puntius or Oreichthys and Balitorine loaches like Schistura or Nemacheilus species.|
|Breeding||Has reproduced in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||The fishes of India Suppl., pp 805.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 09 09:32 (species record created: 2002 Mar 05 00:00)|