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Mongoose Loach Twin-banded loach Botia rostrata
Price: £5.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 15 in stock
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Care Level: Easy
Schooling Fish: Yes
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 20 cm, but usually much smaller|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|