This is the only species in
the genus Hypodoras (monotypic) as of 2017.
Aquarium Care: It is peaceful to
other fish though I have noticed (Grant, S.
ScotCat Factsheet) that when the two specimens meet
they sometimes have a little nip to scare the other
off. They do not appear to do any damage to each other
though. They prefer to hide under the sand with just
their mouth, eyes, and dorsal fin spine showing. They
will stay like this until food is added to the tank
and then they emerge from the sand like mini submarines
and cruise around for food. Although they will eat
with ambient light they do seem to prefer nocturnal
feeding. They can be a little shy sometimes if there
are bigger and boisterous fish in the tank so please
keep them with fish of similar size and temperament.
Diet: They relish earthworms. Pellet
or granular foods. Frozen or live bloodworm, earthworms.