Dario Botia Loach

lg 89590 Dario Botia Loach
Latin name: (Botia dario)

Care Level





Black, Tan



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Dario Botia Loach is a unique and remarkable species of fish. Their small scales are embedded in their skin, giving them a scaleless appearance, and they are a bottom-dwelling fish that originates from the streams of Indonesia. They are a hardy species that adapts easily to different aquarium environments, making them a popular choice for home aquarists. Furthermore, they display fascinating behavior and they are a great addition to any freshwater aquarium. As a result, they are becoming increasingly popular among aquarists all over the world.

The Dario Botia Loach is an active scavenger that is a semi-aggressive fish, making it an ideal species for a community aquarium. This fish prefers the company of its own species, or other semi-aggressive fish, and will school with others of the same age and size. Furthermore, the Dario Botia Loach requires water currents in the aquarium, as it originates from streams, and appreciates caves, holes, and other places to hide, especially when it sleeps. This fish thrives in a healthy environment and will display its best behavior when given sufficient space to swim and hide. Additionally, it is important to provide the Dario Botia Loach with a well-maintained aquarium and an adequate diet to ensure its longevity.

The lack of information on the breeding habits of this species makes it difficult to determine if captive breeding is possible.

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