Bengal Loach (Botia dario)
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132 Litres (35 US G.)
15-16 cm (5.9-6.3")
6.5 - 7.5
23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)
- Bengal Loach, Queen Loach, Geto Loach
Additional scientific names
- Botia geto, Cobitis dario, Cobitis geto, Canthophrys flavicauda, Diacanthus flavicauda, Canthophrys zebra, Diacanthus zebra
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is not possible to sex this fish visually and there are no known reports of it breeding in captivity.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A sociable Loach that should be kept in groups of 4 or more. Will be peaceful towards tank mates, but do not keep with fragile fish that may be bothered by this Loach's active nature.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most foods including sinking pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp. This fish is an omnivore, so make sure to feed algae wafers and/or fresh veggies (such as zucchini) as well.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Requires a spacious tank with good filtration and plenty of hiding places and caves. It requires a soft substrate of fine sand or small rounded gravel.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- An active sociable Loach. Similar to the Clown Loach, this fish will lie on its side sometimes when it sleeps.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This Loach has the typical elongate Loach shape. Its body is grey in colour with thin yellow bands down the body. The fins are yellow in colouration and the caudal fin has two dark vertical bands.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )