Zebra Loach
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling, active
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Frozen, live, sinking foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Zebra Loach Botia striata
  • Zebra Loach Botia striata - thumbnail
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Zebra Loach

Botia striata

The Zebra Loach is a lively fish with a peaceful nature and can be kept in a community aquarium. Although the fish will accept almost any foods, a varied diet should be provided. Zebra Loaches are a naturally grouping fish and should not be kept singly in the aquarium. Provide a sandy or fine gravelled bottom and plenty of hiding spots amongst rocks, wood, and plants.

Family Cobitidae (Loaches) | Synonyms Botia striatus, Botia dayi, Botia weinbergi | Other names Tiger loach, Banded Loach | Origin Asia, Southern India | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8 Very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Clear mountain streams, also found in muddy environments

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