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Gold Zebra Loach Botia histrionica

Category: Loaches

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £6.95 each

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Stock: 19 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful


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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 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Gold Zebra Loach Botia histrionica and get 10% off!!
Size: 4-5cm

Botia histrionica (Gold Zebra Loach)

Botia histrionica is similar to Botia almorhae (the yo-yo or Pakistani loach) in appearance, with only relatively slight differences in colouration distinguishing the two. Juvenile fish are particularly brightly marked, with rich chocolate banding across a distinctly golden body. As the fish mature the contrast fades a little, so that the dark bands are a paler brown over a silvery-yellow background.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

One of the less aggressive of the botiine loaches, this species works reasonably well in spacious community tanks alongside barbs, large characins and robust catfish. As is typical for botiine loaches, this species does best kept in a group of six or more specimens. Singletons are often shy and very nervous, and in too-small a group they may become nippy or aggressive towards one another.

Omnivores, these fish will eat most prepared and frozen foods. Worms and insect larvae are a particular favourite. Small snails are also consumed, though as with most loaches, their impact on snail "plagues" will depend on how hungry the loaches are.

Breeding not known in aquaria.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution India, China, Myanmar
Temperature 24-28 C
Size Up to 15 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5