is distinguished from its congeners by the following
combination of characters: rough (vs. smooth or serrated)
anterior margin of dorsal spine; longer head (36.0-38.3%
SL vs. 24.8-34.2) and post-adipose distance (18.6-21.9%
SL vs. 12.3-18.3); deeper body (21.9-25.2% SL vs.
11.5-20.9) and shorter preanal length (58.5-60.9%
SL vs. 63.2-75.2). Aquarium Care:
A tank with a sandy bottom and rounded stones and
pebbles with a good water flow as befits an Asian
hillstream setup. Good water quality is a must for
this family. Keep the water temperature on the cool
side of a tropical aquarium. Tank mates such as mediam
sized barbs will make good tankmates. Diet:
Prefers live foods such as bloodworm, grindle worm,
white worm and daphnia. Remarks:Collected in the Kolodyne river, Mizoram,
India by Dr. Lalramliana, Assistant Professor of Department
of Zoology, Pachhunga University College, Mizoram.Ferraris (2007) stated that the Erethistidae
be moved back into the Sisoridae family but we at
ScotCat are at the moment (2021) still keeping it
and the Erithistidae family until further scientific
work is carried out on this poorly documented genera
and family. This species is still listed as Hara
koladynensis in some online resources but this
name is treated as a synomyn in Eschmeyer's Catalog
of Fishes where it is also placed in the Sisoridae
Asia: India. Presently
known from Koladyne River at Mizoram.
18-24°C (63 -75°F)
Anganthoibi, N. and
2009. A new catfish, Hara koladynensis from northeastern
India (Siluriformes: Erethistidae). J. Threatened
Taxa 1(9):466-470. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.