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Horsefaced loach

Family: Cobitidae
Species: Acantopsis choirorhynchos
Common Name: Horsefaced loach
Size: Up to 8 inches (20cm)
Habitat: Asia: India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaya, Indonesia (Sumatra and Java), Borneo, and Viet Nam occurring in swift, clear streams with sandy or gravelly bottom; also found in large rivers. Burrows into the bottom
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon for a group.
Diet: Omnivorous. Primarily carnivorous. Feed sinking foods - shrimp pellets, and algae wafers, also feed frozen foods, and live blackworms, etc.
Behavior: Peaceful burrowing loach.
Water: Temperature 77-84°F (25-29°C), ph 6-7 (6.5) Hardness: 1-12
Care: Requires sand or other soft substrate as it lives most of itís life beneath the substrate.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Good for all.

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