Striata Botia Loach

lg 89591 Striata Botia
Latin name: (Botia striata)

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30 gallons



The Striata Botia Loach is a unique fish species, featuring small, embedded scales in its skin. It is native to the streams of Indonesia and is typically a bottom-dweller. It is highly valued in the aquarium hobby due to its attractive coloration and peaceful temperament. In addition, this fish is relatively easy to care for and can live for up to 10 years in a healthy environment. With its captivating beauty and hardy nature, this species is an ideal choice for any aquarist looking to add a unique species to their tank.

The Striata Botia Loach is an ideal choice for aquarists looking for an active scavenger that can provide a dynamic, interesting presence to their tank. This semi-aggressive fish is quite social, enjoying the company of its own species or other semi-aggressive fish. It will even school together with other loaches of the same age and size. This species appreciates having plenty of places to hide, such as caves and holes, which is especially beneficial when it comes time to sleep. In addition, it requires water current in the aquarium, as it originates from streams. As a result, aquarists should think about adding a powerhead or filter to the tank. This will ensure that the Striata Botia Loach remains healthy and happy.

The lack of information about the breeding habits of this species makes it difficult to establish a captive population.

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