did surf some more and the names that keep on cropping up on research papers on Mahaseer/Terai/Nepal/Breeding are Kulkarni, Shreshta (who Bobby referred to, Ogale, Patthani...
There are 7 Mahaseer, validated breeds in India; one is called Tor Kulkarni! Suppose after the Mr Kulkarni who seems to be the person who spearheaded the research at Lonavla, Tata Power Resorvoirs
The research papers are available on FAO and there is a lot of interesting stuff that anglers may not know or learn from camp talk..
Mahaseer eggs are 'demersal'! Vow - checked the dict to figure that that means they are laid in the deepest part of the water body.
They also take longer to hatch than some other Indian carp and for 6 days after hatching the hatchlings stick their head in the gravel and quiver their tails, almost begging other predators to gobble them!
After they become decent size fingerlings, they start resembling rapala plugs [made this last one up
The point I attempt to make to friends on the cauvery is that one could, with a bit of dedication, haev a mahaseer hatchery on the cauvery (next to it actually) which could stock the river - the main issue that needs to be thought through is the feeding of the fish - I hypothesize (which means I can change my mind
later) is that the hatchlings/fishlings should be released asap into a safe part or cordoned part of the cauvery so that they can fend for themselves and become wild - fishing man fed fish is too contrived - maybe when they are a 3-5 inches long they can be released into the cauvery main. I guess most of them will get gobbled up the monsters that are there, I hear; best of all you might convert some to pluggin, which is more fun than ragi, I daresay [havent tried ragi..
Anglers may owe a lot to the mahaseer research at Lonavala - maybe some of us should go there and look..