Dorsal fin well in advance of pelvic fin; caudal fin
with upper lobe slightly longer than lower lobe; rays
at middle of anal fin longer than body depth where
they attach; anal fin completely confluent with caudal
fin; gill rakers reduced to small nubs. Habitat:
Occurs mainly in acid-water swamp forest and forest
streams. Hides under submerged logs and leaf litter
during the day and comes out at night swimming near
the surface to feed. Aquarium Care:
They prefer soft, acidic water and will do best in
a setup designed to mimic their wild habitat. A shy
species, they will do best with other shy or slow-moving
tankmates as they can easily be outcompeted for food
by fast or aggressive fish. Diet:
Feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects, smaller
fishes and mainly on insect larvae. Will accept most
frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium.
Hasselt's leaf catfish
Asia:Western Java, Bangka, Bintan, Batam, Singapore,
and southern peninsular Malaysia. Type locality:
Tjisekat, in fluviis.
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