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Pseudolaguvia shawi (Hora 1921)

Image contributors to this species:

Adrian Taylor (2) Beta Mahatvaraj (4)

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Relevant Information:

P. shawi inhabits rapid running waters at the base of hills, in which it maintains itself by means of a corrugated thoracic disc, which acts as an adhesive apparatus. Feeds on small invertebrates. 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.

Common Name:

Bee cat, Asian mini bee cat


Glyptothorax shawi, Laguvia shawi




Asia: Darjeeling, Siliguri Terai and Sikkim in India. Reported from Bangladesh


4.5cm. (1¾ins)


20-24°C (68-75°F)





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