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Cherry Fin Loach Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis

Category: Loaches

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £4.95 each

Discount: Buy 6 or more Cherry Fin Loach Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis and get 10% off!!

Stock: 20 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Lovely German Bred fish.


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 6 or more Cherry Fin Loach Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis and get 10% off!!
Size: 3-4cm

Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis (Cherry Fin Loach)

A stocky, eel-like loach with a sandy brown body marked with narrow, dark brown squiggles and oblique bands. The fins are orange to cherry red in colour. Very long barbels. An active, hardy species well suited to relatively cool community tanks.

Males have stronger colours than the females, but otherwise the two sexes are similar. Males may also show areas of red around the face once sexually mature.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

This attractive loach is active by day and night. It is essentially gregarious, though like most loaches individuals tend to be feisty and sometimes aggressive towards one another. Keep in groups of three or more specimens, ideally with more females than males.

Maintenance is much like other hillstream loaches of the family Balitoridae. The aquarium should not be too warm and the water quality needs to be good. Decorate the tank with smooth rocks and bogwood so that the loaches have hiding places. A sandy substrate is preferred but not essential.

The cherry fin loach works particularly well in hillstream community tanks alongside danios, Barilius, Scleromystax catfish, subtropical barbs and other fish that require cool, fast-flowing water conditions. Take care if combining with loaches or Garra; similar looking fish may fight or squabble over hiding places.

Acanthocobitis are omnivorous. Wild fish consume insects and organic detritus. In the aquarium bloodworms, finely chopped seafood, catfish pellets and algae wafers are all accepted.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South Asia
Temperature 20-25 C
Size 8 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-7.5