Orange Banded Hillstream Catfish (Akysis vespa)
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Orange Banded Hillstream Catfish
38 Litres (10 US G.)
2.5-4.1cm (1-1.6 ")
6.0 - 7.5
20-24.4°C (68 -76 °F)
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- Orange Banded Hillstream Catfish, Orange Banded Stone Catfish
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to visually sex but has been bred in captivity. Breeding is often triggered by a large partial water change.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful fish which works well in an Asian hillstream biotope setting with fish such as Danios and Loaches.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will most likely not take dry food, may be weaned on to micro pellets, but should take any small frozen or live food such as daphnia and bloodworm.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Best kept in cool acidic to neutral conditions with a fine sand substrate with rounded river rocks and bogwood and a reasonable current. Immaculate water conditions are a must.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful small catfish which can be shy.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An unusual looking fish that can be confused with similar species including Akysis longifilis and Akysis prashadi. A. vespa is a small slender fish with small eyes and several nasal barbels. The body has thick vertical bands with olive-brown and cream-yellow. A. longifilis has longer nasal barbels than A. vespa and A. prashadi has a brown abdomen rather than yellow with A. vespa.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )