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Mesonoemacheilus triangularis

Family: Balitoridae
Species: Mesonoemacheilus triangularis
Common Name: Batik Loach
Size: Up to 2.25 inches (5.8cm)
Habitat: Asia: Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu in India.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallons to start larger as they grow.
Diet: Omnivorous, will take all prepared foods as well as frozen and live.
Behavior: Semi Aggressive, they need their room and territory. Typical loach behavior.
Water: Temperature 68 to 79°F (20 - 26°C), pH: 7.0 - 7.5, dh: 6.0 - 12.0
Care: Easy, can be kept in a group, gravel substrate preferred, bottom dweller.
Communities: Not the best, but can be kept with other active fish.
Suitability: Good for those that can meet its' needs.

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