Blue loach - Botia modesta
Scientific name: Botia modesta
Common name: Blue loach
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 24 cm (7.87 - 9.45 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°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
Granules, tablets, beef heart sometimes. Use food of good quality only.
No visual differences.
Blue loaches don’t breed in captivity. If you succeeded, let us know.
Some resources say its lifespan exceeds 20 years. However, you should be more realistic. Blue loaches usually live about 10 years in aquariums.
Profile updated on 03/23/2007 based on one visitor’s comment regarding its aggressivity. Prevous Temperament to its family was aggressive.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.