Tiger Botia Loach

lg 80690 Tiger Botia
Latin name: (Botia hymenophysa)

Care Level





Black, Green, Tan, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



The Tiger Botia Loach is an excellent addition to any aquarium, as it is both a scavenger and predator. It is a semi-aggressive fish that enjoys the company of its own species, as well as other semi-aggressive fish. When in the presence of its own kind, the Tiger Botia Loach will school with fish of the same age and size. Furthermore, they require plenty of caves, holes, and hiding places in order to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for sleeping. Thanks to its natural predatory nature, the Tiger Botia Loach can also help to keep snail populations in check in any planted or community aquarium. Ultimately, the Tiger Botia Loach is a great choice for aquarium owners seeking a reliable and active fish to add to their tank.

This species has proven to be a challenge to breed in captivity, and further research is necessary to understand the breeding habits in its natural environment. To date, no successful captive breeding has been reported. We are confident that through further research, we can gain a better understanding of the breeding habits of this species and potentially achieve successful captive breeding. Additionally, we are committed to continuing research to better understand the unique breeding requirements of this species.

The Tiger Botia Loach is a tough and hardy fish that requires a small amount of food several times a day. Feed them a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp, and a quality flake or pellet food to keep them healthy and happy.

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