Myanmar botia - Botia kubotai
Scientific name: Botia kubotai
Common name: Myanmar botia
Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.3
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 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
The Myanmar Botia will eat snails, bloodworms and brine shrimp. In captivity they will accept a variety of frozen or flake foods.
The males tend to be larger yet slimmer than the females.
Very little is known about the breeding habits of the Myanmar Botia. Breeding in captivity is unsuccessful.
The Myanmar Botia comes from areas of Asia including Burma and Thailand.
Myanmar Botias love snails so much that they are often used to control snail populations in aquariums. Be sure to keep more than 5 of these fish in the aquarium because they are much more comfortable in groups.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk. Also thanks to Jonathon Whipple.