There are no known conservation actions in place for this species. Research into its population, life history, and threats is needed alongside monitoring of habitat trends and the development of an area-based and harvest & trade management plan. Site and habitat protection is also recommended alongside harvest management. Public educational programmes should be put in place to raise awareness on the vulnerability of the species due to habitat fragmentation or modification.
The species is only known from the peat swamp forests in the Sebangau River drainage south and west of Palangkaraya in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesian Borneo (Schindler & Linke 2013).
Current population trends are unknown. However, in recent years, the species has been occasionally seen in the aquarium trade (B.W. Low pers. obs. 2018).
Large-scale conversion of peat swamp forests to industrial-scale forestry and monoculture plantations pose a threat to this species (Giam et al. 2012). It is uncertain if over-harvesting for the aquarium trade poses a threat. A potential future threat is uncontrolled use of fire for clearing land.