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Sinibotia pulchra

Family: Balitoridae
Species: Sinibotia pulchra
Common Name: Golden Chinese Loach, 12-banded Chinese Loach.
Size: Up to 3.5 inches (9cm)
Habitat: Asia: China and Viet Nam..
Min Tank Size: 30 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous; will readily take both commercially prepared foods and live/frozen foods. Suppliment with a plant based product.
Behavior: Loachy, can be slightly aggressive to each other or others.
Water: Temperature: 68°F to 75°F (20-24°C), pH 7.0 to 8.0, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: < 12
Care: Easy but needs clean, well oxygenated water.
Communities: Okay, best in a river tank set up with a stong current.
Suitability: Not for beginners because of their needs.

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