Asian Loaches/catfish

Angelicus Loach (Botia kubotai)Angelicus Loach (Botia kubotai)
The fish are very easy to care for, but, as with all loaches, require very pristine water conditions. Feed a varied diet, including both me...
Banana Loach (Acantopsis choirorhynchos)Banana Loach (Acantopsis choirorhynchos)
A fairly easy fish to keep. Tolerates most water parameters without problems, if acclimated properly. Will tolerate brackish conditions well...
Banded Loach (Botia hymenophysa)Banded Loach (Botia hymenophysa)
This is an elongated and slender loach with a conical pointed head. Its mouth faces downward and it has three pairs of barbels. Below the ey...
Candy Loach (Botia striata)Candy Loach (Botia striata)
A fine substrate is required as the Candy Loach will dig frequently. A planted aquarium is appreciated. Hiding places made from caves and PV...
Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri)Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri)
Not the most beautiful of fishes, the body of the Chinese Algae Eater, Indian Algae Eater, or Sucking Loach is plain with a notable black st...
Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus)Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus)
As a bottom-dwelling peaceful schooling fish the Clown Loach has gained great popularity in the hobby. It has the odd tendency to school wi...
Gold Zebra Loach (Botia histrionica)Gold Zebra Loach (Botia histrionica)
Nocturnal when first stocked. Once settled, these fish become quite brazen in appearance during daytime hours. An avid snail eater like thei...
Iridescent Shark (Pangasius hypophthalmus)Iridescent Shark (Pangasius hypophthalmus)
They are difficult fish to care for, despite their being easy to acquire. They grow very large, and easily outgrow even large tanks. As they...
Kuhlii Loach (Pangio kuhlii)Kuhlii Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
The kuhli loach is an eel-shaped fish, elongated with slightly compressed sides, and very small fins. The dorsal fin starts behind the middl...
Queen Loach (Botia Dario)Queen Loach (Botia Dario)
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Skunk Loach (Yasuhikotakia morleti)Skunk Loach (Yasuhikotakia morleti)
This peaceful loach has been reported from a very limited number of sources as being semi-agressive in the form of nipping long or flowing f...
Stingray Pleco (Gastromyzon borneensis)Stingray Pleco (Gastromyzon borneensis)
A good community fish, they are gentle and peaceful. They will do well with non-aggressive tank mates as well as enjoy other members of thei...
Yoyo Loach (Botia almorhae)Yoyo Loach (Botia almorhae)
The yoyo loach has a typical botia loach shape. Its nose comes to a point and it has barbels. The fish is green in color with black vertic...
Zipper Loach (Acanthocobitis botia)Zipper Loach (Acanthocobitis botia)
The zipper loach does well with water that has a current, so the use of a powerhead is reccomended. A sandy or small gravel substrate is pre...
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