Angelicus Loach (Botia kubotai)

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Scientific Name(s): Botia kubotai


Common Name(s): Angelicus Loach, Angelicus Botia, Myanmar Botia, Polka Dot Loach, Polka Dot Botia


Family: Cobitidae


Species Type: Asian Loaches/Catfish


Maximum Size: 4 inches


Life Span: 4 years


Natural Habitat: Asian rivers


Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons


Tank Region: Bottom.


Possible Tank Mates: Other peaceful community fish.


Description: The fish are very easy to care for, but, as with all loaches, require very pristine water conditions. Feed a varied diet, including both meaty foods and vegetable matter. These fish are extremely peaceful and incredibly social. Keep in groups, the larger the better, a minimum of three. This is a wonderful, peaceful smaller loach. They are very active and social, and very playful in nature. The pattern on the fish changes with age, becoming even more beautiful. Truly a wonderful loach to behold and keep!


Temperature Range: 72°F - 82°F



pH Range: 6.5 - 7.6

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Hardness Range: 10° - 25°



Breeding Information: No known way to breed in an aquarium.


Sexing Information: Males tend to be more slender than females.


Diet: Omnivorous - does well with a varied diet including flakes, pellets, fresh green vegetables and live or frozen worms.


Temperament: Peaceful


Common Diseases: None specific to species.


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Asian Loaches/Catfish


Keith Pardee

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