A lovely fish from the Scotland of India known to most as Coorg, but proudly called by the locals as Kodagu. We bring you a very rare fish from this Coffee Producing region of India. A District of the Southern State of Karrnataka that is immensely rich in Biodiversity especially of the Aquatic Kind.
kodaguensis: named for Coorg (aka Kodagu) District in Karnataka state, southern India, where this species was discovered.
An aquarium with base dimensions of 60 ∗ 30 cm or equivalent should be the smallest considered.
Should not prove difficult to maintain under the correct conditions. We strongly recommend keeping it in a tank designed to resemble a flowing stream or river with a substrate of variably-sized rocks, sand, fine gravel, and some water-worn boulders.
This can be further furnished with driftwood branches arranged to form a network of nooks, crannies, and shaded spots, thus providing broken lines of sight. While the majority of aquatic plants will fail to thrive in such surroundings hardy types such as Microsorum, Bolbitis, or Anubias spp. can be grown attached to the décor.
Though torrent-like conditions are unnecessary it does best if there is a high proportion of dissolved oxygen and some water movement in the tank meaning power filter(s), additional powerhead(s), or airstone(s) should be employed as necessary.
Schistura species are omnivorous although the bulk of their diet consists of small insects, worms, crustaceans, and other zooplankton with only relatively small amounts of plant matter and other organic detritus consumed.
In the aquarium they will accept dried foods of a suitable size but should not be fed these exclusively. Daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as Daphnia, Artemia, bloodworm, etc., will result in the best colouration and condition.