Zebra Loach Tropical Fish Information

Botia striata
Zebra Loach
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling, active
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 6
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Frozen, live, sinking foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Zebra Loach Botia striata
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Zebra Loach (Botia striata)

Zebra Loach Tropical Fish Learn all about the Zebra 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 Zebra Loach is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Zebra Loach Facts

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



Zebra Loach Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Zebra Loach information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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