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Kalotaenia Loach Erromyzon kalotaenia

Category: Temperate Fish

Size: 4-6cm

Price: £18.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: No

Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Care Level: Easy

Diet: Adaptable

1st Time @ Wildwoods.

Beautiful coolwater loach from Southern China.

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: No discounts available
Size: 4-6cm

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.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Guijiang River, China
Temperature 18-24C
Size 4-5CM
Water Parameters Acidic waters
Water PH 6-7.5