Skunk Botia Loach

lg 89593 Skunk Botia Loach
Latin name: (Botia morleti)

Care Level





Black, Red



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Skunk Botia Loach is an ideal fish for beginner aquarists because it is relatively easy to care for and has a lively personality. This semi-aggressive fish is best kept with other fish of the same species or with other semi-aggressive fish of the same age and size. To ensure the health and well-being of the skunk Botia Loach, provide plenty of hiding places and water currents in the aquarium. Additionally, regular water changes and cleaning of the tank should be done to maintain ideal water conditions.

The breeding habits of this species remain largely unknown. However, it is known that successful captive breeding has not yet been recorded. With further research, it is possible that these breeding habits can be uncovered and that successful captive breeding can be achieved. Additionally, studies could be conducted to observe how these species interact with the environment and their peers. Such research could provide insight into their behavior and enable us to better understand them.

The skunk Botia Loach is a small fish that requires small amounts of food several times a day. Younger Loaches will eat most prepared foods while older ones may be more finicky. Feed them a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp, and a quality flake or pellet food.

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