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Scientific Name Pseudomystus heokhuii  Lim & Ng, 2008
Common Name Mottled Bumblebee Catfish
Type Locality Batang Hari drainage at Rantau Panjang, Jambi, Sumatra.
Pronunciation SUE doh MIST uss
Etymology From the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera. 
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Size 64mm or 2.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the bagrid genus Pseudomystus are small- to mid-sized freshwater catfish endemic to Southeast Asia.Pseudomystus are commonly found in swamps and rivers throughout Southeast Asia. They can be differentiated from Leiocassis by a relatively short snout and a subterminal mouth. Many Pseudomystus have a color pattern of contrasting vertical bars or blotches.

Distinguished by its somewhat mottled coloration and the presence of small pale spots on the head.

Previously misidentified as P. leiacanthus, this until recently undescribed species has been in the aquarium trade for at least a decade.
Sexing Males are more slender and possess an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Asia: Batang Hari and Indragiri River drainages in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
pH 4.0 - 6.0
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Prefers blackwater.
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Feeding Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and other prepared foods such as pellets.
Furniture The substrate should be underlain with at least 1/2" of peat. Provide plenty of driftwood as hiding places.
Compatibility A peaceful, sociable species that is compatible with most fish. Keep in groups of at least three, if possible.

Ideal tankmates include pearl (Trichogaster leerii) and chocolate (Sphaerichthys osphromenoides) gouramies, clown rasboras (Rasbora kalochroma), two spot catfish (Mystus bimaculatus), bar-bellied spiny eels (Macrognathus circumcinctus) and other Asian blackwater fish in a biotope tank.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1686, pp 38, Figs. 1, 2a, 3a, 4a.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 01:41 (species record created: 2002 Jun 13 00:00)