Loach - Sinibotia superciliaris
Scientific name: Sinibotia superciliaris
Common name: Loach
Usual size in fish tanks: 13 - 15 cm (5.12 - 5.91 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.6
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 19°N (125 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 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
Food and feeding
These loaches will accept all foods offered. Being bottom feeders ensure they get their share, sinking pellets or algae wafers should help with this. They will relish treats of blood worms and brine shrimp twice a week.
Asia; these loaches are found in the fast flowing steams around China.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Sinibotia superciliaris breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Sinibotia superciliaris is 5-8 years.
As Sinibotia superciliaris live naturally in fast flowing water, they will appreciate a water current in the aquarium. Excellent filtration is required with well oxygenated water. Add plenty of flat stones and pebbles to the tank; these fish love to hide in small crevices. There is a golden morph now appearing and it is believed to be the same species.
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