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Scientific Name Bagarius lica  (Volz, 1903)
Common Names Devil Catfish
Lika (Malaysia), Pla Kaey (Thailand), Sumatra-djævlemalle (Denmark)
Pronunciation bag are ee uss
Etymology Bagarius: From the Bengali name of the fish (Vaghari). According to Volz, lika is the local (Malay) name for this fish.
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Size 1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Southeast Asia.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong, Xe Bangfai (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Batang Hari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Pahang (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, East Borneo Waters, Mahakam (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Musi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Barito (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Clean, fast-flowing water is required for this flowing river-dwelling fish.
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Feeding Larval foods such as bloodworm and also shrimp. larger morsels (including fish) can be offered as the fish grows.
Furniture Large, smooth and rounded stones over a sandy substrate.
Compatibility In nature, it is a truly excellent predator, typically hunting in groups. In captivity, exhibits very anti-social behaviour so introduce other (large) fishes with extreme care as it reportedly eats scales and fin parts of some large fish kept with it. Will eat anything smaller.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium. To quote Baensch Vol. II, ''Who wants to breed this demon, anyway?''.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neue Fische aus Sumatra, Volz, 1903. Zoologischer Anzeiger.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 09 08:17 (species record created: 2021 Jan 29 05:10)