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Hara horai (Misra, 1976)

Image contributors to this species:

Jim Makin (1) Christian Hauzar (2)

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Relevant Information:

This is one of the larger species in this genus of mothcats as can be seen in the common name. 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: There are some publications that sight this species as Erethistes horai due to a paper published in 2006 by Ichthyologists Alfred W Thompson & Lawrence M. Page of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Ferraris (2007) also stated that the Erethistidae be moved back into the Sisoridae family.

Common Name:

Elongate Moth Catfish


Erethistes horai




Asia: Terai and Duars in north Bengal, India


7.0cm. (2¾ins)


18-24°C (63 -75°F)




Adrain Taylor: pers. comm.



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