Zebra Loach Care Guide


Zebra Loach
(Botia striata)

Common names:
Zebra Loach, Candy stripe loach,

Size: 10cm

pH: 6.0-8.0

Tempº: 23ºC - 26ºC

Tank region: Bottom layer

Origin: India

Gender: ?

Notes: The Zebra loach is an active and hardy fish for the community aquarium. It is peaceful, but likes to eat snails, shrimp and other crustaceans. It has an attractive pattern, and looks great when there is a few zooming around the tank.

This fish should be kept in at least 3‘s, but will be happier in groups of 6 or more. The less Zebra loaches you have the nippier and shy they become. They sometimes school with other Loaches like YoYo’s or Clown’s. They are often bought as ‘scavenger fish’, but actually need to be given bottom-feeder tablets.

They also appreciate vegetables like BroccolI or Cucumber, which should be nuked in microwave for 30 seconds before feeding. These are great personality fish for reasonably large aquariums!
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