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Botia dario


Family: Cobitidae
Species: Botia dario
Common Name: Queen Loach, Bengal Loach, Geto Loach
Size: 6 (15cm)
Habitat: Asia: India and Bangladesh.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous; will readily take both commercially prepared foods and live/frozen foods.
Behavior: Loachy, can be slightly aggressive to each other or others.
Water: Temperature 73°F to 82°F(23-28°C), pH range: 6.5 7.5; dH range: 10
Care: Need their territories, is a shoaling species needs 6 or more individuals.
Communities: Okay, loaches may bother other inhabitants.
Suitability: Not for beginners because of their behavior.

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