Yoyo Loach Tropical Fish Information

Botia almorhae
Yoyo Loach
Behaviour Active, may harass other fish
Typical size 8cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 6
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Frozen, live, sinking foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Pakistani Loach Botia lohachata
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Yoyo Loach (Botia almorhae)

Yoyo Loach Tropical Fish Learn all about the Yoyo Loach's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Yoyo Loach is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Yoyo Loach (often referred to as the Pakistani Loach) may be seen with variable markings depending on age and collection location. The body may be white or cream and contain heavily reticulated markings as in the picture here, or more solid markings, often arranged similar to three 'y' shaped lines interspersed with spots. Although relatively peaceful, the Yoyo Loach may harass weaker fish and become aggressive to its own kind. Taking this into account it is best mixed with robust fish and kept either singly or in large groups. Provide a fine sandy bottom or rounded gravel and plenty of hiding spots amongst wood and plants. Although hard water is tolerated, soft water is preferred.

Yoyo Loach Facts

Family Cobitidae (Loaches) | Other names Pakistani Loach, Reticulate Loach, Y-Loach, Painted Loach, Botia Iohachata | Origin Asia; India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Streams and pools with rocky or gravel bottoms



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