|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rama rama (Hamilton, 1822)|
|Common Names||Gold Shadow Catfish
Hovering Catfish, Hummingbird Catfish
|Type Locality||Atreyi [Atrai] R., North Bengal, India.|
|Synonym(s)||Chandramara chandramara, Leiocassis rama, Pimelodus chandramara, Pimelodus rama, Rama chandramara|
|Pronunciation||RAM ah - chan drah mah rah|
|Etymology||The generic name probably comes from the local name of the fish. The specific name probably also comes from the local name of the fish.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Easily distinguished by its large head, short barbels, and translucent yellowish body.|
|Sexing||Males are more slender and have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anus.|
|Distribution||Ganges River drainage in India and Bangladesh.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Current, if provided, should not be too strong.|
|Feeding||Shows a marked preference for live or frozen food.|
|Furniture||Provide ample driftwood and vegetation, as this species likes to hide in the shade.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful, somewhat delicate fish that should be kept in small groups of 3-4 individuals. Tankmates should not be too boisterous, and may include Colisa and smaller Rasbora species.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fishes Ganges - pp162, 375|
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|Last Update||2019 May 22 14:05 (species record created: 2001 Apr 13 00:00)|