Chain Loach
Behaviour Peaceful, active
Typical size 5cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Bottom. Shoals will swim in midwater
Min Tank Size 45cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 25℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Omnivorous; feed a good variety of foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Chain Loach Botia Sidthimunki
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Chain Loach

Botia Sidthimunki

This fish is the smallest of the loaches and well suited to peaceful community aquariums. The fish are active during the day and prefer to be in shoals where they will swim and interact with each other. Although a scavenger, confident shoals or individuals will swim in midwater and even learn to take food from the waters surface. An aquarium for these fish should have plenty of vegetation across the substrate and smooth, rounded, or small grade substrates to avoid damage to the fishes barbels. The fish will adapt to a wide variety of water conditions and is a good aquarium fish.

Family Cobitidae (Loaches) | Synonyms botia sidthimunkii | Other names Dwarf Loach, Dwarf Chain Loach, Chained Loach, Dwarf Botia, Ladderback Loack, Pygmy Loach, Skunk Loach | Origin Asia: Northern India and Thailand | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Flooded regions, muddy rivers, lakes, and pools. Usually found in standing water

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