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Sinibotia superciliaris (Panther Loach, Golden Zebra Loach, Coldwater Clown Loach, Botia superciliaris)

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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
Distribution China
Temperature 20-26 C
Size Around 15 cm
Water Parameters -
Water PH 6.5-7.5