Akysis patratorNg, H H , Pawangkhanant, P and Suwannapoom,
contributors to this species:
Heok Hee Ng (2)
A new species of sisoroid catfish in the genus is
described from the Mae Klong drainage in western Thailand,
marking the first record of this genus there. The
new species, can be distinguished from congeners in
having the adipose fin preceded by a long, low ridge
contacting the base of the last dorsal-fin ray and
a colour pattern of a light brown body with a chocolate
brown reticulate pattern on its sides.(Heok
Hee Ng. et al).Aquarium
Care: Akysis are easy to keep for
any decent fishkeeper. You can keep in small tanks
(30cm wide x 20cm high x 30cm deep) with a sand bottom,
small pipes, and caves. They will either bury themselves
in the sand or hide in caves and pipes. They are not
usually active during the day but will spring to action
and eat voraciously and crazily if food is put in
the tank. Diet: They will eat bloodworm,
chopped earthworms, whiteworm, daphnia, and sinking
pellets (although they seem to prefer live or frozen
Mae Klong drainage in western Thailand.
Heok Hee Ng, Parinya
Pawangkhanant and Chatmongkon Suwannapoom,
Plugging the gap: description of a new species represents
a new record of the genus from the Mae Klong drainage
in western Thailand (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Akysidae).
Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters/IEF-1186/pp.
1-9. Published 7 June 2022.