Emperor Loach (Botia udomritthiruji)
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170 Litres (45 US G.)
12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
6.0 - 6.5
22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)
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- Emperor Loach, Emperor Botia
- Known only from the Tenessarim River drainage in the Taninthayi division, southern Myanmar (Burma).
- Mature females are plumper in the mid-section than males.
- This fish must be kept with others of it's own kind in groups of at least 5. It may mix with other Botia species as well as larger Barbs and Danios. Should not be kept with long-finned, slow-moving or shy fish.
- Will accept most foods including sinking pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as daphnia and bloodworm and chopped shrimp.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Does best with a soft sand as this fish will dig.
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- Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, Issue 1, January 2008, Interesting Imports by Matt Clarke, page 112
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