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Quick "at a glance" care sheets for many of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.

The Loaches
Common Name
Scientific Name
Aborichthys elongatus
Aborichthys kempi
Acanthocobitis botia
Acanthopsis choirorhynchus
Acanthocobitis urophthalmus
Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis
Barbatula Barbatula
Stone Loach (Common Loach)
Beaufortia kweichowensis
Butterfly Hillstream Loach (Hillstream Loach)
Botia almorhae, Botia lohachata
Pakistan Loach (YoYo Loach)
Botia dario
Bengal Loach (Queen Loach)
Botia kubotai
Angelicus Botia Loach (Burmese Border, Polka Dot Loach)
Botia striata
Chromobotia macracanthus
Crossocheilus siamensis
Gastromyzon ctenocephalus
Gastromyzon punctulatus
Homaloptera ogilviei
Homaloptera orthogoniata
Homaloptera zollingeri
Black lizard loach (Lizard fish)
Lepidocephalichthys thermalis
Indian Loach (Lesser Loach)
Liniparhomaloptera disparis disparis
Mesonoemacheilus triangularis
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
Dojo Loach (Weather Loach)
Pangio anguillaris
Pangio kuhlii
Coolie loach (Kuhli Loach)
Pseudogastromyzon cheni
Schistura balteata
Schistura mahnerti
Red-tail Sand Loach (Burmese-border Sand Loach)
Schistura similis
Sinibotia pulchra
12-banded Chinese Loach (Golden Chinese Loach)
Somileptes gongota
Syncrossus berdmorei
Berdmore's Loach (Blyth's loach Loach)
Syncrossus hymenophysa
Banded Loach (Tiger Loach)
Vaillantella maassi
Yasuhikotakia modesta
Blue Loach (Orange Finned Loach, Redtail botia)
Yasuhikotakia morleti
Skunk loach (Hora's loach)
Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki
Chain Loach (Dwarf Loach)
Yunnanilus cruciatus
Hovering Zebra Loach (Vietnamese Multi Banded Zebra Loach, Mottled Loach)


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Some photos are from the: Eyewitness Handbooks: Aquarium Fish; The visual guide to more than 500 marine and freshwater fish varieties, by Dick Mills.




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