Difference between revisions of "Botia striata"

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|origin=:Endemic to Western Ghats and Maharashtra in India.
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== Origin ==
|sexing=:Unable to determine visually, although the females develop very large abdomens before spawning
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:Endemic to Western Ghats and Maharashtra in India.
|tank_compatibility=:Bottom dwelling fish that is very peaceful. Will get along with most types of fish. Not to be put in a tank with aggressive fish nor with very shy fish that may be bothered by this fish's boisterous behaviour. Will eat snails.
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|diet=:Eats Crustaceans and small [[foods::insects]] and [[foods::worms]]. Should accept flake and other dried sinking catfish food. Eats frozen food like small worms and [[foods::bloodworms]]. Is very effective in snail removal if not fed directly.
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|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=:Most substrates are acceptable, but sand or small gravel is preferred. Hiding places are required.
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:Unable to determine visually, although the females develop very large abdomens before spawning
|behaviour=:Very active by day for a Loach. Generally peaceful but will bother shy fish. Spawning is a group activity over gravel and is usually very boisterous, smooth substrate should be provided to avoid damage to the fish during this process.
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|identification=:This fish has an orange body with several sets of thin black vertical bands and a bristled mouth/nose. Not to be mistaken for ''[[Botia rostrata]]''.
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== Tank compatibility ==
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:Bottom dwelling fish that is very peaceful. Will get along with most types of fish. Not to be put in a tank with aggressive fish nor with very shy fish that may be bothered by this fish's boisterous behaviour. Will eat snails.
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== Diet ==
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:Eats Crustaceans and small [[foods::insects]] and [[foods::worms]]. Should accept flake and other dried sinking catfish food. Eats frozen food like small worms and [[foods::bloodworms]]. Is very effective in snail removal if not fed directly.
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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:Most substrates are acceptable, but sand or small gravel is preferred. Hiding places are required.
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== Behaviour ==
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:Very active by day for a Loach. Generally peaceful but will bother shy fish. Spawning is a group activity over gravel and is usually very boisterous, smooth substrate should be provided to avoid damage to the fish during this process.
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== Identification ==
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:This fish has an orange body with several sets of thin black vertical bands and a bristled mouth/nose. Not to be mistaken for ''[[Botia rostrata]]''.
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Latest revision as of 02:22, 13 December 2017

Zebra Loach

Botia Striata1.jpg
Zebra Loach

Botia striata

57 Litres (15 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

5-13 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-15 years

Family

Cobitidae



Additional names

Zebra Loach, Tiger Loach, Lined Loach, Candystripe Loach

Additional scientific names

Botia striatus, Botia striata kolhapurensis


Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Western Ghats and Maharashtra in India.


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Unable to determine visually, although the females develop very large abdomens before spawning


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Bottom dwelling fish that is very peaceful. Will get along with most types of fish. Not to be put in a tank with aggressive fish nor with very shy fish that may be bothered by this fish's boisterous behaviour. Will eat snails.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Eats Crustaceans and small insects and worms. Should accept flake and other dried sinking catfish food. Eats frozen food like small worms and bloodworms. Is very effective in snail removal if not fed directly.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Most substrates are acceptable, but sand or small gravel is preferred. Hiding places are required.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Very active by day for a Loach. Generally peaceful but will bother shy fish. Spawning is a group activity over gravel and is usually very boisterous, smooth substrate should be provided to avoid damage to the fish during this process.


Identification[edit | edit source]

This fish has an orange body with several sets of thin black vertical bands and a bristled mouth/nose. Not to be mistaken for Botia rostrata.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]