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Cherry Fin Loach Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis
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
Care Level: Easy
Schooling Fish: Yes
Lovely German Bred fish.
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:||Buy 6 or more Cherry Fin Loach Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis and get 10% off!!|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|