Indian Spiny Loach (Lepidocephalus thermalis)
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Indian Spiny Loach
95 Litres (25 US G.)
7-8 cm (2.8-3.1")
6.5 - 7.0
22 -24 °C (71.6-75.2°F)
- Indian Spiny Loach, Common Spiny Loach
Additional scientific names
- Lepidocephalichthys thermalis, Cobitis thermalis
- It is difficult to visually sex this fish, although mature females may appear plumper than males.
- A peaceful Loach that does best in large groups, at least 3 or more. They are very active and should not be kept with shy or territorial fish.
- Will accept most flakes and sinking pellets as well as brine shrimp, daphnia and other live/frozen foods. May occasionally nibble algae.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- This fish must have a sandy, or small gravel, substrate as they will often burrow, and should be provided with plenty of places to hide. They appreciate some current in the tank as they originate from swift-moving hill streams.
- An active sociable fish.
- An elongated fish with a mottled grey body and pale belly. It has several barbels around its mouth and its eyes are on the top of its head.
- Fishbase (Mirrors: )
- Loaches.com - Spawning Behaviour Article