the genera Parakysis are at the moment few
in number, with only 6 species making up this genus.
Their range seems to be restricted to the Malay Peninsula,
through to the Greater Sunda Isles; of Borneo, Indonesia
and Sumatra. Parakysis
can easily be distinguished from the species that
make up the genera Akysis and Pseudobagarius
as they do not possess an adipose fin as such; having
only what is called an adipose ridge, which can at
times be hard to distinguish as it is shallow and
runs along the median of the dorsum surface. Aquarium
Care: An aquarium having a gravel substrate
and containing areas of pebbles, small rocks and a
scattering of small grass like plants would make an
ideal set up for these little hillstream catfishes.
Fish such as Brachydanio rosaeus and Barbus
rhombocellatus would make excellent tank companions
for these small, but somewhat inconspicuous members
of the Akysidae family.Diet:
A diet of live foods
such as: Daphnia, Cyclops, small bloodworms and white
worms should be offered, as like most of the sub-family
‘Parakysinae’, Parakysis notialis
tends not to feed upon commercially prepared dried
foods; although they will accept small frozen bloodworms.
Malay Peninsula, through to the Greater Sunda Isles;
of Borneo, Indonesia and Sumatra. Type
locality: Mawai District, Johore, Malaysia.
Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil
(Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform
primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. ScotCat
195. Sept.. 2012.