Horseface Loach - Acanthopsoides molobrion
Scientific name: Acanthopsoides molobrion
Common name: Horseface Loach
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 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
Horseface Loaches fish will accept most foods offered, flake or granules but they also love tubifex fed to them as a treat.
Their natural habitat is South-east Asia (India down to Indonesia) where they are found in the river basins.
There is no proven way of sexing Horseface Loaches.
As of yet there has been no successful spawning in an aquarium.
If given the correct conditions, they should live up to 5 years.
The horse face loach becomes active at night and spends most of the daylight hours partially buried in the substrate. They prefer subdued lighting, so the addition of floating plants would be ideal. Adult sizes can reach 12 inches, so these fish are not for small tanks. Live plants should only be added to the aquarium if potted as they do root around in the substrate a lot.
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