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Black Lined Loach False Botia sidthimunki Ambastaia nigrolineata

Category: Loaches

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £11.95 each

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Stock: 25 in stock



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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 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
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Size: 4-5cm

Ambastaia nigrolineata (Black Lined Loach, False Botia sidthimunki)

A very attractive, sociable loach. Juveniles are silvery with a bold black band running horizontally along the midline of the fish and another on the dorsal surface. As they mature, the markings become more complex, with pale vertical bands appearing on the upper half of the body.

Somewhat similar to Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki, the two species have probably been confused in the hobby many times. However, where Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki have fairly bold vertical bands on the top half of the body regardless of age, these bands are absent on juveile Yasuhikotakia nigrolineata and on adults remain fairly pale. Similarly, while the horizontal bands on Yasuhikotakia nigrolineata are always very boldly marked and dark in colour, the horizontal bands on Botia sidthimunki are comparatively weakly defined.

A rarely traded loach, even more so that the popular Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki, which is itself not particularly widely sold and invariably quite expensive.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

These are fish of fairly cool, fast-flowing water, and need similar conditions in the aquarium. A strong water current, a soft substrate for digging, and plenty of suitable foods such as bloodworms will keep them happy. When settled in they will accept flake and pellet foods readily. They are very social and need to be kept in groups. Breeding unknown in home aquaria.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Thailand, Laos, China
Temperature 24-26 C
Size Around 8 cm
Water Parameters Should adapt to most conditions
Water PH 6.5-7.5