Botia striata
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Botia striata

Common Names: Candy Loach
Zebra Loach
Family: Cobitidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: Asia; Southern India
Main Ecosystem: Stream
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful and active. Must be kept in the company of others of the same species.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed worms, sinking flakes and pellets. A fine substrate is required as the Zebra Loach will dig frequently. A planted aquarium is appreciated. Hiding places such as caves or PVC tubes are essential for the Zebra Loach's well-being.
6 - 8
23°C - 26°C
73°F - 79°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 10cm (3.9")
Female: 10cm (3.9")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Not distinguishable.
Breeding: No reports available.
Main Colours: Brown, Yellow
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: clownloachfan, zachf92
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