Yoyo Loach Care Guide

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Yoyo Loach
(Botia almorhae)

Common names:
Yoyo loach, Almorha Loach, PakistanI Loach, Reticulated Loach, Pakistan Loach.
Size: 10-15cm (4 to 6 in)
pH: 6.5 – 7.5
Tempº: 18ºC - 28ºC (64 F - 82 F)
Tank region: Bottom layer
Origin: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan.
Gender: Females are more full bodied than males.
Notes: The Yoyo Loach’s popular common name comes from the unusual marking on it’s side. If you look closely, you will see the word ‘YoYo’ written on the fish’s side! This name is also a testament to the Yoyo Loach’s playful and boisterous nature. As with all Loaches, the Yoyo loach is gregarious and should be kept in groups. It requires a large aquarium because of it’s potential size, and plenty of caves to hide in. As a general rule, the more caves you have the more confident and active the fish will be. They are quite peaceful, and are suitable for most community aquariums. However, small shy fish may be intimidated by it’s size. Ideal tank mates include Danios, Rasboras and peaceful Barbs.
Yoyo loaches are omnivorous, and will readily accept processed food. These fish have no scales, and enjoy a soft sand substrate to dig in.

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