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Tailspot botia - Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata

Tailspot botia - Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata

Scientific name: Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata

Common name: Tailspot botia

Family: Cobitidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 8 - 9 cm (3.15 - 3.54 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 13°N (53.57 - 232.14ppm)

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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

Food and feeding

Tailspot botias are greedy, never overfeed them even if they look hungry. They will accept quality flake, sinking pellets and algae wafers. They will also require meaty foods in the form of chopped earth worms, brine shrimp and mysis.


Asia; Tailspot botias are to be found in Thailand and Laos.


Females tend to have a plumper body shape than the males and maybe slightly larger.


As of yet, this species of Botia has not been reported as breeding in the aquarium.


In an aquarium, the expected life span for Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata is 10+ years. In the wild it is believed that they will live much longer.

Short description

High water quality is required to keep Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata happy. Regular water changes with high filtration are a must. This species of Botia is very aggressive, it is best to keep a group of these together rather than mixing them with other Botia, never keep them with slow moving tank mates. Provide hiding places in the tank as these are a nocturnal species.


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