Indian Torrent Catfish (Amblyceps mangois)
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Indian Torrent Catfish
76 Litres (20 US G.)
9-12.5 cm (3.5-4.9")
7.0 - 7.5
18 -23 °C (64.4-73.4°F)
- Indian Torrent Catfish, Biting Catfish, Fork-Tailed Catfish
Additional scientific names
- Akysis kurzii
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in fast-flowing pebble-strewn hill streams throughout Asia, from Pakistan to Thailand.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to visually sex.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Best in species tanks, but will not tolerate others of its own kind in close quarters. Due to it's preference to having a strong will only work with fish that tolerant similar conditions such as Danios.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- In the wild they eat aquatic insects. In the aquarium they like live or frozen worms.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- In the aquarium this fish should be provided with sand in which to burrow and plenty of other hiding places. It should also have highly oxygenated water and a good current.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Territorial and aggressive towards others of its own kind and similar looking fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This is an unusual and elongate fish which is olive brown in colour and lighter on the belly. It has a broad blunt head with several sets of long barbels and 34-36 vertebrae. The eyes are small and the fins are generally translucent, the caudal fin is forked.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )