Gold Zebra Loach

Other Gold Zebra Loach Names: Gold Zebra Loach, Burmese Loach

Gold Zebra Loach Scientific Name: Botia histrionica

Gold Zebra Loach (Botia histrionica))

Temperature Range: 76°F-84°F
pH Range: 6.4-7.6
Hardness Range: 5-10°

Family: Cobitidae

Species Type: Asian Loaches/Catfish

Gold Zebra Loach Adult Size: 4.5 inches (cm)

Gold Zebra Loach Life Expectancy: 6 years

Gold Zebra Loach Habitat: Asian streams (India and Myanmar)

Gold Zebra Loach Minimum Tank Size: 45 gallons

Gold Zebra Loach Temperament: Generally peaceful - Can be kept singly or in groups (6 being optimum), in groups heirarchy established by size, disputes can be fierce until established. May swim with barbs species if in aquarium. A very peaceful fish with other species.

Gold Zebra Loach Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with flake or pellet foods supplimented with bloodworms and tubifex worms.

Gold Zebra Loach Description: Nocturnal when first stocked. Once settled, these fish become quite brazen in appearance during daytime hours. An avid snail eater like their cousin the Clown Loach. Make sure to use smooth grained substrate to avoid damaged barbels. Smaller substrate is preferable to larger grain.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Does well with barbs but any peaceful community fish will work.

Gold Zebra Loach Breeding & Spawning: Not yet sucessful in home aquaria, however fresh cooler water changes have been known to initiate courtship displays.

Determining Gold Zebra Loach Sex: Difficult to determine visually but females do tend to have larger bellies as adults.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Gold Zebra Loach Diseases: None specific to species.

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