Eye Spot Loach (Acanthocobitis botia)
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Eye Spot Loach
95 Litres (25 US G.)
9-11 cm (3.5-4.3")
7.0 - 7.2
24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)
- Mottled Loach, Zipper Loach, Spot Loach, Sand Loach, Striped Loach
Additional scientific names
- Noemacheilus botia, Nemacheilus botia, Cobitis botia, Nemacheilus botia botia, Botia nebulosa, Nemachilus botius, Nemachilus botia, Nemachilus mackenziei
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found throughout Asia from India and Pakistan to Thailand and has also been found in Yunnan in China.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Mature females are broader in the belly than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful bottom dweller that appreciates company of its own kind, keep with other peaceful community fish who are not bothered by a strong current which this fish requires.
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- In the wild these fish are found in fast flowing streams, will appreciate rock work and bogwood to hide under. Needs a well aerated tank with a good current. Prefers a soft substrate of either small gravel or sand to sift through.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- An active fish that spends most of its time on the substrate. It will sift through the substrate, filtering through their gills, looking for microscopic food.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Can be mistaken for Botia striata, except for this fish has a distinctive eye-spot on the caudal peduncle.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )