Loaches

Loaches are active bottom dwelling scavengers ideally suited for the community aquarium. Loach fish consist of some of the most popular of all tropical fish, adding color, interest, and beauty to any larger community aquarium. Loaches are semi-aggressive fish when housed in the aquarium individually, so it is important to maintain each species in groups of six or more to minimize aggression.

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The body of the Angelicus Botia Loach is tan and dark brown in coloration, and like other Botia loaches this fish can be identified by their four pairs of barbels protruding from... [Read more]

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The Black Kuhlii Loach is one of about 100 species in the Cobitidae family. Loaches are bottom dwelling scavengers with reduced or absent scales and a mouth surrounded by barbels... [Read more]

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The Clown Loach is a must-have fish for many freshwater enthusiasts. It is peaceful and gets along well with almost any tankmate. The Clown Loach is also entertaining to watch... [Read more]

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The Gold Dojo Loach originates within the Rivers, Lakes, and Ponds of Asia and is farm raised for the aquarium industry. Loaches are bottom dwelling scavengers with reduced or... [Read more]

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The Horseface Loach originates from the rivers, streams and backwaters of Singapore. Like many of the loaches, they have an elongated, thin body that is well suited for burrowing... [Read more]

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The Lohachata Botia Loach, sometimes referred to as the Yoyo or Pakistani Loach. These fish can be identified by their four pairs of barbels, protruding from the mouth area, along... [Read more]

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The Panda Garra is an ornate sucker-mouth loach. Like its namesake the panda, the Panda Garra features broad, alternating bands of light and dark coloration. Its unique markings... [Read more]

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The Redtail Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams throughout Asia. The body of this Botia Loach is bluish to silver in coloration, and like other Botia... [Read more]

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The Sidthimunki Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originated from the streams in India. Currently due to the low numbers in the wild, they are being farm-raised in Malaysia.... [Read more]

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The body of the Skunk Botia Loach is pinkish in coloration, and like other Botia loaches it can be identified by the four pairs of barbels protruding from the mouth area. A black... [Read more]

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The body of this Botia Loach is tan and dark brown in coloration, and like other Botia loaches, this loach can be identified by the four pairs of barbels protruding from its mouth... [Read more]

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The Tiger Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams and rivers of Asia. The body of this Botia Loach is silver in coloration with a brown or green tone.... [Read more]