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Zipper Loach
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Author: This stat was written by Chris an active contributor to the site.
Family: Balitoridae
Species: Acanthocobitis botia
Common Name: Zipper loach, Mottled Loach.
Size: Up to 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Habitat: South Asia:: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Butan,Thailand, Burma and Myanmar.
Min Tank Size: 15 Gallon (56.7 Litre).
Diet: Omnivorous accepting all type of usual aquarium foods, particularly Bloodworm and Daphnia.
Behavior: Peaceful, bottom dwelling. Rarely spawn in captivity.
Water: Temperature range 75 -79°F (24 26°C) pH 6.8-7.4 dH range: 10 - 18
Care: Appreciates rockwork or driftwood for secure cover, plus good aeration and reasonably good water movement.
Communities: Should work well with other peaceful species, especially if they are mid to upper level dwellers.
Suitability: Excellent.

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