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Ambastaia sidthimunki (Dwarf Loach/ Chain Loach)

Yasuhikotakia (formerly Botia) sidthimunki is commonly known as the Chain Loach due to the distinctive marking of a dark chain like pattern which runs along the top of the body whilst the underside of these fish is almost silver in colouration. They are becoming more available due to reported captive breeding success although this fish is endangered in their native habitat. They make an excellent addition to any community tank and are well worth seeking out. A very lively fish that has real character.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:
Fish Sex: Cant be sexed, Size: 3-4cm, Price: £12.95 View shop
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Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Very peaceful although there are no details available of the conditions required for breeding success. There are no obvious sexual differences. These fish are very social and consequently they should be kept in a group of at least three fish. They will accept most foods, but especially like frozen bloodworm and brineshrimp.

Family Group: Loaches & Sharks
Distribution Thailand
Temperature 24-28°C
Size Around 6cm
Water Parameters Will adapt to most conditions
Water PH Around neutral

Shop stock

The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.

Lee Valley Aquatics Essex EN9 2PA View shop
The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop
Amwell Aquatics - Epping Epping CM16 6LX View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland Peterborough PE6 0JB View shop
Pond Life Aquatics London NW7 1AS View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln Lincoln LN6 9BY View shop
World of Water - Romsey Hampshire SO51 0HB View shop
World of Water - Manchester Cheshire. WA15 7PJ View shop
Woodford Aquatics London E18 1EJ View shop
Wildwoods Middlesex EN2 9BP View shop
Aquatic Design Centre London SW12 0PS View shop

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