Benthopelagic. Inhabits pools and runoff areas of
swift streams. Also found in mountain rapids. Feeds
on worms and insects. Specimens 2, 3 and 4 were collected
from the Jorai river at Barobisha, Jalpaiguri Dist,
West Bengal and the last two were collected at Rydak
II near Shipra, Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal.
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 such as Rasboras of the
same small size will make good tankmates. Diet:
Prefers live foods such as bloodworm, grindle worm,
daphnia and Artemia naupli. Remarks:
Ferraris (2007) stated that the Erethistidae be moved
back into the Sisoridae family and depending on what
literature you have accessed, be it books or the internet,
there are conflicting views on what family it belongs
to, Erethistidae or Sisoridae. In Eschmeyer's Catalog
of Fishes the current name is valid and it is placed
in the Sisoridae family.