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Mongoose Loach Twin-banded loach Botia rostrata

Category: Loaches

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £5.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 15 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-4cm

Botia rostrata (Mongoose Loach, Twin-banded loach)

An attractive loach distinguished by pairs of vertical bands against a creamy white background. Colouration varies with mood to some degree. There are no known differences between the sexes. Sometimes known as Botia geto.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A fairly peaceful and gregarious species that can work well in community tanks alongside catfish and active midwater species such as barbs. Like many other botiine loaches will do poorly if not kept in sufficient numbers, so at least 5 specimens should be maintained. On the other hand these loaches are feisty and will chase one another about. Essentially omnivorous, but enjoys snails, krill and other shelly invertebrates.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution India
Temperature 22-28 C
Size Up to 20 cm, but usually much smaller
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-7.0