In a few publications the genus
Olyra has been placed in its own family Olyridae:
sub family Olyrinae. The family was erected by Hora
in 1936. Mo(1991) revised the Bagridae family and
proposed a new classification for Olyra.
He classed on a cladistic pattern focusing on osteological
characters. On the basis of his cladogram of the Bagridae
family it was found the Olyra is deeply nested
within other bagrid genera and as such cannot be retained
as a separate family. Aquarium Care:
Will fit into a community tank alongside other Asian
fish such as the larger species of Danios and Barbs.
It is extremely territorial with its own kind so would
need to be given plenty of hiding places to curb this
aggresion. Diet: Most aquarium based
foods such as frozen (bloodworms) live and tablet
Asian Fighting Catfish, Bannertail
Asia:Base of Darjelling Himalaya, Assam,
India; Tenassarim, Myanmar. Type locality:
11.0cm ( 4½ins)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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