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|Scientific Name||Akysis prashadi Hora, 1936|
|Common Names||Indawgyi Stream Catfish
|Type Locality||Indawgyi Lake and round about Kamaing in the Myitkyina District, Upper Myanmar.|
|Pronunciation||ack EYE siss - prah shard ee|
|Etymology||From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. Named after the Indian ichthyologist, B. Prashad.|
|Size||60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Fishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.
Many species of Akysis are not easy to identify, but this is one of the few species that have been imported into the aquarium trade.
One of the larger species of Akysis distinguished by the lack of serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine (though this character is not unique to this species).
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.|
|pH||6.4 - 7.2|
|Temperature||16.0-22.0°C or 60.8-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on most foods, but live or frozen food is preferred.|
|Furniture||Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal.|
|Compatibility||Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 38 (pt 2), pp 200, Figs. 1, 2(b-c).|
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|Last Update||2021 Sep 01 14:53 (species record created: 2005 Apr 12 00:00)|