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Product Details

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Size

10cm - 15cm

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Care Level

Low

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

Add celestial charm to your tank with the Zodiac Loach. These unique fish bring personality and color to any aquarium setup.

Overview:

  • The Zodiac Loach, also known as Botia histrionica, is a captivating freshwater fish species renowned for its celestial-like patterns and playful behavior.
  • Originating from the rivers and streams of Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand, these loaches are highly prized by aquarists for their striking appearance and active nature.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C) for optimal health and activity of Zodiac Loaches.
  • pH Levels: Prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Tolerates moderate to slightly hard water conditions, but prefers water with a hardness of 5 to 12 dGH.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Tank: Zodiac Loaches are relatively peaceful and can coexist with a variety of fish species.
  • Suitable Tank Mates: Include other peaceful fish species such as tetras, rasboras, danios, gouramis, and other loach species.
  • Avoid Aggressive Species: Avoid housing with aggressive or territorial fish that may harass or stress the Zodiac Loaches.

Feeding Habit:

  • Omnivorous Diet: Zodiac Loaches are omnivores and accept a diverse diet comprising high-quality flakes, pellets, live, and frozen foods.
  • Natural Behavior: They are active foragers and enjoy hunting for small invertebrates and algae in the aquarium.
  • Feed Variety: Offer a varied diet including sinking pellets, frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and vegetable matter to ensure nutritional balance.

Care:

  • Tank Size: Provide a spacious aquarium of at least 30 gallons to accommodate a small group of Zodiac Loaches comfortably.
  • Aquascaping: Decorate the tank with driftwood, rocks, and plants to mimic their natural habitat and provide hiding spots and territories.
  • Water Quality: Maintain excellent water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration to ensure the health and well-being of Zodiac Loaches.

Behavior:

  • Social Interaction: Zodiac Loaches are social fish and thrive in the company of their own kind or other peaceful tank mates.
  • Playful Nature: They are known for their playful antics, often darting around the aquarium and exploring their surroundings.
  • Burrowing Behavior: These loaches may burrow into the substrate or hide among decorations, especially when feeling stressed or threatened.

Reproduction:

  • Challenging in Captivity: Breeding Zodiac Loaches in captivity is challenging and rarely occurs in home aquariums.
  • Limited Information: There is limited information available on the breeding behavior and requirements of Zodiac Loaches in captivity.

Challenges:

  • Jumping: Zodiac Loaches are known to be proficient jumpers, so ensure the aquarium is adequately covered to prevent them from escaping.
  • Territorial Behavior: While generally peaceful, they may exhibit territorial behavior, especially towards their own kind or other bottom-dwelling fish species

Zodiac Loach 3cm x 5pc

SGD 19.80

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