Sinibotia superciliaris (Panther Loach, Golden Zebra Loach, Coldwater Clown Loach, Botia superciliaris)
A subtropical species sometimes called the "coldwater clown loach" thanks to its overall hardiness. Basic colour is greenish brown with darker vertical bands.
Because this species is considered a coldwater fish by DEFRA, imports are severely restricted and are not legal unless accompanied with a DOF 1 import licence; as such, these fish are unlikely to be legally offered for sale in the UK.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A subtropical species that lives in streams and rivers, this fish appreciates not-too-warm, well oxygenated water and a substrate contain sand for digging and rocks for hiding among. Fairly aggressive and territorial, these fish fight among themselves and other tankmates.
Breeding in aquaria unknown.
|Family Group:||Loaches & Sharks|
|Size||Around 15 cm|