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|Scientific Name||Horabagrus nigricollaris Pethiyagoda & Kottelat, 1994|
|Common Names||Black Collared Catfish
Weißstreifen Imperial-Wels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Chalakudy River, 26 kilometers upstream of Chalakudy town, near Vettilappara, Kerala, India.|
|Pronunciation||HOE ra BAG russ - nig ree kol ARE iss|
|Etymology||Horabagrus: Named after SL Hora, the Indian ichthyologist, and bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names. nigri = black, collaris = collar; alluding to the black 'collar' marking at the rear of the head|
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Young fish are similar to H. brachysoma particularly if unsettled. In H. nigricollaris the black collar stripe extends from mid-body around to the top of the fishes head, whereas in H. brachysoma it remains a distinct spot. The adult size is a best-guess based on this similar H. brachysoma.|
|Distribution||Chalakudy River, Kerala, India.
Indian waters, Periyar, Chalakudy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Endangered|
|pH||5.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||23.0-25.0°C or 73.4-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||The fish is hardy and will adapt to most water conditions.|
|Feeding||An easy fish to feed. All prepared and frozen foods are taken usually under cover of darkness although with age the fish does become bolder.|
|Furniture||The fish will not be settled if some cover is not given. It panics in a fashion similar to Pangasius catfishes. The best bet is to add plenty of leafy plant cover which this fish appears to have a special affinity for.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful with other and it's own species. Not to be trusted with smaller fish though.|
|Suggested Tankmates||A great catfish for a catfish aquarium; it will compete for food well with most other fish. It is also suited to the larger community tank especially if it is to house active mid-water fish such as the larger barbs and rasboras. Would also cope well in an New World cichlid set-up.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Journal of South Asian Natural History v. 1 (no. 1), pp 110, Fig. 13.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 14 03:39 (species record created: 2001 Apr 17 00:00)|