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Horseface Loach Acantopsis choirorhynchus

Category: Loaches

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £5.95 each

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Stock: 10 in stock



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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Horseface Loach Acantopsis choirorhynchus and get 10% off!!
Size: 4-5cm

Acantopsis choirorhynchus (Horseface Loach)

Eel-like fish with a very long head that resembles that of a horse, hence the common name. There are a series of black spots arranged in horizontal rows all along the body.

This species can be easily muddled up with the long-nosed loach, Acantopsis octoactinotos. The horsehead loach is larger than that species, burrows into the sand rather than perches on rocks, and the snout has a distinctive downwards bend at the end. Acantopsis octoactinotos is smaller but perhaps less desirable because it can be aggressive and predatory.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A relatively peaceful, easy to keep loach, the main problem with this species is that it is rather large. Largely ignores fishes of its own type or any other, so can work well in community tanks.

This species is a burrower, and must be kept in a tank with a soft substrate, ideally sand. Kept well, these fish are comical and entertaning, and can often be seen completely hidden in the sand except for their heads. They will uproot plants, so choose varieties that grow attached to wood (e.g., Java fern) or float (e.g., hornwort).


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southeast Asia
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Potentially 20+ cm, but normally smaller
Water Parameters Neutral conditions preferred
Water PH 6.5-7.5