Found in backwaters. Marketed
live and contributes to a local fishery during rainy
season. The Horabagrus genera including H.
brachysoma and H.
originally placed in the Bagridae family but work
carried out by JAYARAM suggested that the Horabagrus
were more closely related to the Schilbidae family
but could be given their own family, Horabagridae,
with some species taken out of the Schilbidae that
are phylogenetically different. Aquarium Care:
This is a very popular catfish in the hobby and will
need a large tank with places to hide as they are
extremely nocturnal and will only be seen sporadically
during the day. Diet: Will eat most
prepared foods and is an easy fish to keep as long
as tankmates are not too small as they will eat small
Colouration in the tank can vary from light to very
dark depending on lighting and substrate.
Golden Red Tail Catfish, Sun
Catfish, Eclipse catfish
Asia:Vernbanad Lake and estuaries of Kerala and
southwestern Karnataka, India.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. K.C. Jayaram. 2006, Catfishes of
India. Narendera Publishing House. 383p.