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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Pakistan loach

Picture of young Pakistan loach
Common namePakistan loach, Yo-Yo loach (referring to pattern).
Scientific nameBotia almorhae
SynonymsFormerly known as B. lohachata
SizeUsually around 4" (10cm), but can get larger.
OriginIndia and Bangladesh
Tank setupPlanted tank, preferably with sand substrate
CompatibilityUsually fine for the community, although occasionally aggressive.
Temperature24-28oC (75-82oF)
Water chemistryFairly soft, slightly acidic (pH 6-7)
FeedingOmnivorous, will take most aquarium foods
SexingNo immediately obvious differences, though a few minor differences have been suggested (see Loaches Online).
BreedingUnknown
Comments This fish is often sold for its ability to reduce snail poulations in the community tank, because like many loaches, it will include snails in its diet. The markings on these fish can be quite variable. They are best kept as a group and can be kept with other peaceful loach species.


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