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Saddled back Loach

Family: Balitoridae
Species: Homaloptera orthogoniata
Common Name: Saddled back Loach
Size: Up to 5 inches (13cm).
Habitat: Asia: Thailand and Laos to Indonesia.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallons.
Diet: Omnivorous, Brine Shrimp, Algae and frozen. May take sinking pellets and flake.
Behavior: Very peaceful to other fish, may fight among themselves.
Water: Temperature: 70°F to 78°F (21-24°C), pH 6.0 to 6.5, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: < 10 °
Care: Hard, difficult to acclimate and needs superior water quality.
Communities: Okay, best in a river tank set up with a strong current.
Suitability: Not for beginners because of their needs.

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