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|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Batasio flavus Plamoottil, 2015|
|Type Locality||Kerala, Manimala River at Paduthode, India.|
|Pronunciation||bah tah see oh|
|Etymology||The genus name comes from the local (Bengali) name of the fish (batasio or batashi).|
|Identification||The bagrid genus Batasio Blyth comprises of small, laterally compressed catfishes distributed in South and Southeast Asia, diagnosed from its confamilials in having large sensory pores on the head, a narrow mental region, a pair of posteriorly-directed processes on the anterior part of vomer, a transversely-elongated bar-like entopterygoid, and the metapterygoid in close contact with the quadrate but free from the hyomandibular (Mo, 1991).|
|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Feeding||Is known to take processed food but prefers live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Needs sometime to gradually get weaned off live foods. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful species suitable for a hillstream biotope.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Peaceful Cyprinids like Puntius or Oreichthys and Balitorine loaches like Schistura or Nemacheilus species.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Journal of Research in Biology v. 5 (no. 5), pp 1800, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2015 Oct 07 23:01 (species record created: 2015 Oct 02 10:54)|