Dwarf Chain Loach

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Latin name: (Ambastaia sidthimunki)

Care Level





Black, Tan, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Dwarf Chain Loach is an ideal fish for any aquarium enthusiast with some experience. This fish is a hardy species, and is a great choice for a community tank where it can show off its active nature. It is important to note that the Dwarf Chain Loach is a semi-aggressive fish, and should be kept with similar species or other semi-aggressive fish. Additionally, water currents should be provided in the aquarium to recreate its natural habitat. With proper care, the Dwarf Chain Loach is a rewarding fish to keep.

The Dwarf Chain Loach is a unique species that requires a bit of extra attention. When caring for them, it’s important to understand that they need small amounts of food multiple times per day. Younger Loaches will generally eat most prepared foods, while older ones may be more selective. To ensure their health, it’s essential to provide them with a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp, and a quality flake or pellet food. Additionally, it’s important to provide your Dwarf Chain Loach with an environment that mimics its natural habitat for optimal health and well-being. With the proper care, the Dwarf Chain Loach can be a delightful addition to your aquarium.

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