|Common name||Pakistan loach, Yo-Yo loach (referring to pattern).
|Scientific name||Botia almorhae|
|Synonyms||Formerly known as B. lohachata|
|Size||Usually around 4" (10cm), but can get larger.|
|Origin||India and Bangladesh|
|Tank setup||Planted tank, preferably with sand substrate|
|Compatibility||Usually fine for the community, although occasionally aggressive.|
|Water chemistry||Fairly soft, slightly acidic (pH 6-7)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous, will take most aquarium foods|
|Sexing||No immediately obvious differences, though a few minor differences have been suggested
(see Loaches Online).|
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.