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Family: Cobitidae
Species: Botia lohachata, Botia almorhae
Note: Botia lohachata and Botia almorhae are two separate species that are often confused and mislabeled. They are pretty much identical in habitat, diet, size and water requirements. To avoid exact species identification I will combine them into one stat.
Common Name: Pakistani Loach, Yo Yo Loach
Size: Up to 6 inches (15cm).
Habitat: Asia: India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Diet: Omnivorous, frozen, flake and sinking pellets.
Behavior: Very peaceful to others, Sociable to themselves if keep in large groups.
Water: Temperature of 76 to 82°F (22-27.7°C), pH 6.5 to 7.5 dH range 4 - 12°
Care: Medium, good filtration.
Communities: Good, with other semi-aggressive fish.
Suitability: Good for all, with care.

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