Eel Loach (Pangio anguillaris)

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Eel Loach

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Eel Loach

Pangio anguillaris

95 Litres (25 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.2

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cobitidae



Additional names

Eel Loach

Additional scientific names

Acantophthalmus anguillaris, Acanthophthalmus vermicularis


Origin

Sexing

Females with eggs will be plumper than males.

Tank compatibility

Should only be kept with similar sized robust fish but nothing aggressive. Should be kept in groups of 4 or more.

Diet

Relatively effective in keeping small snail populations under control. Will eat a variety of foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Must only be kept in well-matured long tanks. A soft substrate is essential, either sand or fine rounded gravel. Does not appreciate very strong currents.

Behaviour

A sociable fish that finds comfort in numbers. A very active burrower, even in gravel, will spend a lot of its time buried.

Identification

A very slender snake-like Loach, it is has a pale belly while the body is mottled green/grey with a strong dark lateral line running down the body.

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