As loaches go, this little species is one of our faves! With its interesting color pattern, bold, active behavior, and solid appetite, it's no secret why!
It will do great in a variety of setups, and is particularly well-suited for a well-aquascaped tank, with wood, rocks, and plants to swim and hide amongst. These fishes LOVE to squeeze into small cracks and nooks and crannies, so a variety of hiding places (like rocks, wood, and larger botanicals) create great places for them to hang out in!
These are easy-to-feed fishes, eagerly consuming worms, brine shrimp, Daphnia, etc., as well as prepared foods, which they're happy to take from the water column.
We offer these cool fishes in a group of 5 specimens, which is perfect for bringing out their interesting social behaviors!
It's always advised to keep these guys in aquariums which are covered, as their active behavior can lead to an occasional "jumping incident!"
All in all, a great loach that will be a fabulous, interesting addition to all sorts of community aquariums.
SOURCE: Aquacultured Asia
CARE LEVEL: Intermediate
TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful and active.
NATURAL DIET: Algal films, small invertebrates, wood
COMPATIBILITY: Peaceful with most fishes; can co-exist with others of its own kind with sufficient space and hardscape.
MAXIMUM SIZE: Approx. 2.25"
IDEALLY SUITED FOR: Preferably clear water botanical habitats, but can also be kept in tannin-stained acidic to slightly alkaline environments. As with most loaches, clean water and stability is more important than hitting specific "target numbers" for this fish.
NOTE: This photo is for illustrative purposes only. You will be receiving a specimen which looks similar to the one shown in our photo, but should expect variations in color.
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