Lohachata Botia Loach

Lohachata Botia Loach
Latin name:
(Botia lohachata)

Care Level





Black, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

72-86° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.0-7.5

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons


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The Lohachata Botia Loach is an excellent addition to any home aquarium as it is a hardy fish that can tolerate a wide range of water conditions. Its active nature and semi-aggressive behavior make it an interesting fish to observe. Furthermore, it is a great scavenger and can help keep the aquarium clean. With its need for water currents and places to hide, the Lohachata Botia Loach can add variety to the environment of the tank, creating a stimulating and enjoyable atmosphere for other fish to inhabit.

This species is often observed in large groups in the wild, indicating it is a highly social animal.
It is believed that the breeding habits of this species are complex and highly specific to the individual habitat. Research is currently underway to better understand their breeding habits, and the potential for successful captive breeding is an exciting area of exploration. With more information, we can continue to make progress in understanding this species and its behavior.

Botia lohachata are obligate carnivores and require small amounts of food several times a day. Younger Lohachata Botia Loaches will eat most prepared foods while older ones may be more finicky.