Tailspot botia - Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata
Scientific name: Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata
Common name: Tailspot botia
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.
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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