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Family: BOTIA
Species: Botia striata
Common Name: Zebra Loach
Size: Up to 3 inches (7-8 cm), larger in the wild.
Habitat: Asia: Western Ghats and Maharashtra in India.
Min Tank Size: Minimum tank size 30" in length.
Diet: Omnivorous, loves small worms, but will take flake and frozen.
Behavior: Schooling fish, greater numbers are better. Active and highly sociable, may bother less active fish.
Water: 73-79°F (23-26°C), pH 6.0-8.0, dH 5-12°
Care: Medium, requires clean, well oxygenated water.
Communities: Good, look for active fish that can handle the loaches' rough play.
Suitability: Good for all, likes to burrow.

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