Chain Loach Tropical Fish InformationBotia Sidthimunki
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
Chain Loach (Botia Sidthimunki)
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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.
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