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Source: Copyright Emma Turner
Yasuhikotakia eos (Sun Loach, Botia eos)
Body dark to pale pinkish-grey, depending on its mood, with orange to red pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins. The dorsal fin is pale yellow with a white edge.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This species is unpredictable: some aquarists have found them to be completely peaceful, while others describe them as aggressive. The safest approach is to only keep them with robust tankmates such as barbs, sharks, and other loaches.
|Family Group:||Loaches & Sharks|
|Distribution||Laos and Thailand|
|Water Parameters||Soft to neutral conditions preferred|
Useful sources of information:
For a well illustrated and detailed reference guide on this and many other fish, consider the Baensch Aquarium Atlases. Volume 1 contains all the common species, and later volumes cover more unusual species. This species is in Volume 2. You can buy these books here.