Candy Loach

Other Candy Loach Names: Candy Loach, Zebra Loach, Candy Botia, Zebra Botia

Candy Loach Scientific Name: Botia striata

Candy Loach (Botia striata))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Cobitidae

Species Type: Asian Loaches/Catfish

Candy Loach Adult Size: 4 inches (cm)

Candy Loach Life Expectancy: 4 years

Candy Loach Habitat: Asian rivers

Candy Loach Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Candy Loach Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.

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

Candy Loach Description: A fine substrate is required as the Candy Loach will dig frequently. A planted aquarium is appreciated. Hiding places made from caves and PVC tubes are essential.

Tank Mate Compatibility: You should only keep this species in groups of three or larger. It is compatible with most community fish if kept in a school.

Candy Loach Breeding & Spawning: No known way to breed in an aquarium.

Determining Candy Loach Sex: No apparent visual differences.

Aquarium Region: Bottom.

Candy Loach Diseases: None specific to species.

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