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Botia is a genus in the family Cobitidae, with around twenty species. They possess suborbital spines beneath each eye, which can pose a hazard for entanglement in nets, as well as a danger for the fingers of aquarists!

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 Common nameDifficultyMaximum SizeMinimum Tank Size
Emperor Loach (Botia udomritthiruji)Emperor Loach (Botia udomritthiruji)Moderate6 in45 gal