Emperor Loach (Botia udomritthiruji)

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Emperor Loach

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Emperor Loach

Botia udomritthiruji

Moderate

170 Litres (45 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 6.5

295.15 K
71.6 °F
531.27 °R
300.15 K
80.6 °F
540.27 °R
22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

5-15 years




Alternative names

Emperor Loach, Emperor Botia

Origin

Known only from the Tenessarim River drainage in the Taninthayi division, southern Myanmar (Burma).[1]

Sexing

Mature females are plumper in the mid-section than males.

Tank compatibility

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.

Diet

Will accept most foods including sinking pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as daphnia and bloodworm and chopped shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best with a soft sand as this fish will dig.

Behaviour

Unknown

Identification

Can be mistaken for Botia histrionica and Botia kubotai.

Pictures

References

  1. Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, Issue 1, January 2008, Interesting Imports by Matt Clarke, page 112

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