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Schistura balteata

Family: Balitoridae
Species: Schistura balteata
Common Name: Sumo-loach.
Size: Up to 2 inches (5.3cm)
Habitat: Asia: Myanmar.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous; will readily take both commercially prepared foods and live/frozen foods.
Behavior: Territorial, Aggressive to each other or others.
Water: Temperature: 73°F to 79°F (23-26°C), pH 6.0 to 7.5, Hardness: Soft. dH range: 2 - 12
Care: Easy but needs clean, well oxygenated water.
Communities: Possible, best in a species river tank set up with a stong current. Keep with other robust tankmates.
Suitability: Not for beginners because of their needs.

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