Horseface Loach


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 into the substrate. The head and nose of this species is also elongated and is horse-like in appearance. The coloration of these fish will vary from gold, tan and silver with many irregular black markings. They are a peaceful scavenger well suited for a medium to large size community aquarium.

Largely nocturnal, loaches are shy fish that like to hide among driftwood, plant roots, rocks, and caves. Provide a medium to fine substrate for the Horseface Loach to sift through and to burry themselves when threatened. Loaches are peaceful fish that get along well with other peaceful community fish.

Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Horseface Loach have not been documented.

Although it is a scavenger, the Horseface Loach is largely carnivorous, preferring freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, as well as frozen and live foods of all types. With time and training, the Horseface Loach may accept flake foods.

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Pancakehead August 22, 2008 at 2:26 pm

My favourite =]
Definately one to keep in a tank. Mine just chills under the gravel and it becomes a game to find him, he eats all the left over && is quite skittish and like to be alone, i can hear him dig under the gravel in the dark (which takes like 2 seconds for him).

Darren January 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

These guys are real neat.Mine does the same thing.About 2 weeks ago he went missing it seemed.Could NOT find him.2 days ago he popped his head out of the rocks and has been active again!They’re full of character.

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