Pakistani Loach

Other Pakistani Loach Names: Pakistani Loach, Yoyo Loach

Pakistani Loach Scientific Name: Botia almorhae, Botia lohachata

Yoyo Loach (Botia almorhae))

Temperature Range: 74°F-84°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Cobitidae

Species Type: Asian Loaches/Catfish

Pakistani Loach Adult Size: 4.5 inches (cm)

Pakistani Loach Life Expectancy: 5 years

Pakistani Loach Habitat: Asian Streams (Pakistan and India)

Pakistani Loach Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Pakistani Loach Temperament: Generally peaceful schooling fish. Best kept in groups of three or more.

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

Pakistani Loach Description: 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 vertical bands that sometimes seperate into Y shaped bands. In fact, it is because of this alternating pattern of Y shaped bands with single bands that the yoyo loach has its name. You see, the alternating pattern of bands appears to spell out the word YOYO.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful fish such as loaches, chromis viridis, danios, neons, plecos and barbs

Pakistani Loach Breeding & Spawning: No reports of successful breeding in home aquariums.

Determining Pakistani Loach Sex: No known way to determine with visual inspection.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Pakistani Loach Diseases: None specific to the yoyo loach.

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