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Cheni loach

Family: Balitoridae
Species: Pseudogastromyzon cheni
Common Name: Cheni loach, hillstream loach
Size: Up to 2.5" (6cm) Total Length
Habitat: Asia: China
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous. Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, blanched Spinach, Kale, natural algae an advantage.
Behavior: Peaceful, may dispute territory, but donít harm each other.
Water: Temperature 72°F to 76°F (22-24°C), PH: 6.5 to 7.5, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: to 9.0
Care: Difficult, mainly intracate tank set up to mimic natural habitat of a high current, high oxygen highland streams.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Not good for beginners due to specific tank setup needed.

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