This is the most popular and widely available species in the genus — all the members of which are very attractive. Its striking body patterning consists of irregular vertical bars on a yellowish to dark gray background (or occasionally a plain dark body). The markings contrast sharply with its white caudal fin, which bears two rather faint black blotches—one on each.
Other common name
- Barred Siamese Catfish
- Widely distributed in Thailand, sometimes even occurring near estuaries and hence in brackish conditions.
- Around 7in (18cm).
- Largely nocturnal. Not excessively predatory, but may take small fishes; progressively intolerant of its own species.
- Livefoods preferred, but may become accustomed to deep-frozen, freeze-dried, and other commercial preparations.
- Adequate bogwood or rock shelters and subdued lighting required. Efficient filtration recommended but water chemistry not critical. Temperature range: 72-77°F (22-25°C).
- No documented accounts currently available.