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Bengal loach - Botia dario

Bengal loach - Botia dario

Scientific name: Botia dario

Common name: Bengal loach

Family: Cobitidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 15 cm (3.94 - 5.91 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 12°N (142.86 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Bengal loach is omnivorous, it will accept all quality flakes and pellets, twice a week treat with blood worms or brine shrimp. Zucchini and cucumber is loved by this fish as is added vegetable matter to the diet.

Origin

Bengal loaches originate from India and Bangladesh.

Sexing

There are no visible differences; it is believed that the females may be plumper, but yet to be proven.

Breeding

There are no reported cases of Bengal Loach breeding in the aquarium.

Lifespan

Expected life span of 5-8 years.

Short description

Bengal loaches are a social fish so do better in small groups. The substrate should be rounded gravel or fine sand to protect their barbels. Like most scale less fish they are prone to white spot so the keeper needs to be observant when housing this species.Hiding places should be added to the tank to prevent shyness and once settled in they should be active all of the time.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Bengal loach, picture 1 Bengal loach, picture 2 Bengal loach, picture 3 Bengal loach, picture 4

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