Botia dario
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Botia dario

Common Names: Bengal Loach
Dario Loach
Indian Loach
Queen Loach
Synonyms: Cobitis dario
Family: Cobitidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: Asia; Asia
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Very good snail eater.
Care: Feed flake, wafers, pellets, live or frozen foods. Also likes fresh or frozen vegetables. Appreciates hiding places such as caves. Occasionally digs. Best kept in groups of at least three or more as they are very social.
6.5 - 7.5
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
8 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15.24cm (6")
Female: 15.24cm (6")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Cannot be determined from external features.
Breeding: The Queen Loach has not yet been bred in captvity; all specimens are wild-caught.
Comments: These loaches will sometimes lie on their sides to rest, similar to Clown Loaches.
Main Colours: Black, Brown, Yellow
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Theresa_M
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