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LOACHES

Family: COBITIDAE

Loaches are from the Cobitidae family and most from the genus BOTIA from South East Asia, although the classic Clown Loach is from South America. The Botia loaches are good hardy community fish that spend most of their time on the aquarium floor.

Amazingly they are sensitive to barometric pressure, so can behave strangely in adverse weather conditions. They are also more active during dust and dawn.

Provide plants, wood and rocks for them as they like to hide under things on occasion and may even bury themselves under the substrate.

Loaches thrive in a broad pH range of 6.5-7,5, apart from the Clown loach who prefers it slightly acidic, pH6-6.8.

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BOTIA ANGELICUS
£7.00
In stock : 4
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 72-86° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.0-7.5 Max... More

BOTIA LOHACHATA
£3.50
In stock : 11
Synonyms Botia lohachata Distribution Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Sexual Dimorphism Mature females are likely to appear more fuller-bodied than the males.... More

BOTIA PULCHRA
£10.00
In stock : 2
Synonyms Botia pulchra, B. gigantea Distribution China and Vietnam. Maximum Size 10cm (3.9") Sexual Dimorphism Mature females likely to appear fuller... More

BOTIA SIDTHIMUNKI
£10.00
In stock : 8
Synonyms Botia sidthimunki, Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki Distribution Chao Phraya and Mekong basins - Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. Sexual Dimorphism Mature... More

BOTIA STRIATA
£5.00
In stock : 5
Scientific name: Botia striata (Gunther, 1868) Common name: Zebra loach, Candystripe loach Synonyms: Botia striatus, Botia striata kolhapurensis... More

CLOWN LOACH 3"
£13.00
In stock : 1
Botia macracantha The Clown Loach is a must-have fish for many freshwater enthusiasts. It is peaceful and gets along well with almost any tankmate. The... More

kuhli loach
£3.49
In stock : 18
A small community loach, better to be living in groups.

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