Redtail Botia Loach

lg 80689 Red tail Botia Loach
Latin name: (Botia modesta)

Care Level





Blue, Red, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



The Redtail Botia Loach is a hardy, semi-aggressive fish that can be kept with other semi-aggressive fish of the same size and age. This species is an active swimmer that appreciates plenty of hiding places. The Redtail Botia Loach is also known to be an excellent snail predator that can help keep your aquarium’s snails population under control. Moreover, these fish will school together and form a strong bond with their tank mates, making them an ideal choice for a community tank.

The breeding habits of this species remain largely unknown. Despite efforts to breed this species in captivity, successful breeding has yet to be recorded. This indicates that further research is necessary in order to better understand the breeding habits of this species. We are confident that with further study, successful captive breeding of this species is an achievable goal. Additionally, increased knowledge of the breeding habits of this species will ultimately contribute to its conservation and preservation.

Botia Loaches are typically easy keepers and can be maintained in a small, filtered aquarium with plenty of plants and hiding spots. They are an interesting addition to any fish tank and are known for their lively, entertaining behavior.

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