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Kalotaenia Loach Erromyzon kalotaenia
Category: Temperate Fish
Price: £18.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 10 in stock
Schooling Fish: No
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Care Level: Easy
1st Time @ Wildwoods.
Beautiful coolwater loach from Southern China.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Erromyzon kalotaenia (Kalotaenia Loach)
Erromyzon kalotaenia is described from Guangxi, China. It is distinguished from other species of Erromyzon by the colour pattern on the flank.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
In the wild, they inhabits shallow water at depths of less than half a metre among boulders and cobbles mixed with sand on the river bed. In the Dishui River, other fishes found together with this species include cyprinids.
In captivity, Erromyzon kalotaenia will accept good-quality dried foods and meatier items like live or frozen bloodworm. However, do not give excessive protein as it may result in them suffering internal problems.
For long-term success it’s best to provide a mature aquarium with a plentiful supply of algae-covered rocks and other surfaces.
These are largely peaceful fish although their preffered environmental requirements limit the choice of suitable tankmates. Species inhabiting similar natural waters include Barilius, Garra, Devario, some Rasbora, Rhinogobius, Sicyopterus and Stiphodon gobies plus catfishes like Glyptothorax, Akysis and Oreoglanis.
Many loaches from the family Nemacheilidae, Balitoridae and Gastromyzontidae are also suitable although harmless squabbles may occur with the latter group in particular. Like many loaches it’s loosely territorial towards those belonging to the same family, but according to research, seems to require their presence to truly thrive.
A group of four or more specimens should be the smallest considered.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Guijiang River, China|
|Water Parameters||Acidic waters|