There are no conservation measures in place. Research and monitoring is needed.
The species is known from a single locality in the Pako River (Sesan River basin) in central Viet Nam (Freyhof and Serov 2000). the species has not been recorded downstream in Cambodia (W. Rainboth pers. comm).
In the last ten years, a very strong decline in the abundance of this species has been observed (J. Freyhof, unpublished data).
Major threats to the species are overfishing (susceptible to electro-fishing and other indiscriminate methods), habitat degradation through dam construction and siltation caused by deforestation practices.