Indawgyi Stream Catfish (Akysis prashadi)

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Indawgyi Stream Catfish

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Indawgyi Stream Catfish

Akysis prashadi

38 Litres (10 US G.)

5.1-6.1cm (2-2.4 ")




6.4 - 7.2

15.6-21.7°C (60 -71 °F)

6-10 °d

2:3 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Indawgyi Stream Catfish

Additional scientific names

Akysis variegatus variegatus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females have larger pectoral and ventral fins then males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Very small fish (such as fry) will be eaten.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will most likely not take prepared food but should take any frozen or live food.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Likes to burrow into the sand with only their barbels sticking out.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Often confused with Akysis hendricksoni, but A. prashadi has a narrower head, narrower set eyes, and smaller body. Colour is brownish tan with small brown spots on head. Larger dark brown or blackish spots are found on the main body.

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