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Vaillantella maassi

Family: Balitoridae
Species: Vaillantella maassi
Common Name: Red Line Cobra Loach
Size: Up to 5 inches (12.5 cm).
Habitat: Asia: Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallon minimum, needs a larger than usual tank.
Diet: Omnivorous, Brine Shrimp, Algae and frozen. May take sinking pellets.
Behavior: Peaceful to others, aggressive and territorial to themselves.
Water: Temperature: 72°F to 79°F (22-26°C), pH 6.5 to 7.2, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: < 12
Care: Hard, needs good water flow and filtration.
Communities: Okay, best in a river tank set up with a strong current.
Suitability: Not for beginners because of their needs.

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