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Hara filamentosa  Blyth, 1860

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = species  

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory


Relevant Information:

In Ferraris (2007) Hara has been moved back to its original placement in the Sisoridae family which had been moved there by de Pinna in 1996, along with Conta, Erethistoides, Erithistes and Pseudolaguvia. Thompson & Page (2006) published a paper on the Genera of the Asian catfish families Sisoridae and Erethistidae where in part they set forth their diagnosis and reasons for reclassifying or more to the point reassigning Hara species as Erethistes species and keeping the Erethistidae family intact. We at ScotCat have gone for the middle ground and kept these species in the Erethistidae family and also keeping the Hara genus for the time being. This may change in the coming years. 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 the zebra danio (Brachydanio rerio) and asian fish of the same small size will make good tankmates. Diet: Prefers live foods such as bloodworm, grindle worm and daphnia.

Common Name:







Asia: Widely distributed in Myanmar. Type locality: Tenasserim, Burma.


5.0cm. (2ins)


20 -24°C (66° -75°F)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Thomson, A.W. and L.M. Page
2006 Genera of the Asian catfish families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes). Zootaxa 1345:1-96.
Adrian Taylor: pers.comm. 



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