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Aborichthys elongatus


Family: Balitoridae
Species: Aborichthys elongatus
Common Name: Red Tailed, Striped Sand Loach, Red Tailed Squirrel Loach
Size: 2 to 3" (5.1-7.6cm)
Habitat: Asia: Darjeeling, West Bengal in India.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon.
Diet: Easily fed. Accepts good quality flake, sinking pellets, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp, chopped salad shrimp, etc..
Behavior: Peaceful Diggers, excavators.
Water: Temperature 70°F to 78°F (21-25.5°C), pH range: 6.5 7.5; dH range: 5 - 12
Care: Medium, need fast circulation and pristine water conditions.
Communities: Do not include with shy or skittish, its active nature will cause stress. They will live peacefully with Hillstream Loaches.
Suitability: Good .

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