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Botia

a Clown Loach (Botia macracanthus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae
Genus: Botia
Species

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Botia is a genus of freshwater fish in the Loach family (Cobitidae). It is most well known for the Clown Loach (Botia macracanthus), which is often kept by aquarists.


Species

  • Botia almorhae - Yo-Yo Loach, Pakistani Loach
  • Botia beauforti - Chameleon Loach
  • Botia dario - Bengal Loach
  • Botia histrionica - Golden Zebra Loach
  • Botia hymenophysa - Banded Loach, Tiger Loach, Zebra Loach
  • Botia kubotai - Burmese Border Loach
  • Botia lecontei - Silver Loach
  • Botia macracanthus - Clown loach, Tiger Botia
  • Botia modesta - Orangefin Loach
  • Botia morleti - Skunk Loach
  • Botia nigrolineata
  • Botia sidthimunki - Dwarf Loach, Ladderback Loach, Pygmy Loach
  • Botia striata - Zebra Loach

References

  • "Botia." FishBase. ed. Froese, R. and D. Pauly (09/2004), URL: Botia (http://www.fishbase.org/Eschmeyer/GeneraSummary.cfm?ID=Botia&fromsearch=1)
  • "Botia." ITIS Standard Report. (Integrated Taxonomic Information System: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., 2004_10_11). ITIS 638919 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search-topic=TSN&search-value=638919)

External link

  • Loaches Online (http://www.loaches.com/)



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Botia (113 words)
Botia rubripinnis adult size: 5" temp: 75-80 bottom dweller, provide some hiding spots.
Botia morleti adult size: 2" temp: 75-80 bottom dweller, provide some hiding spots.
Botia helodes adult size: 5" temp: 75-80 bottom dweller, provide some hiding spots.
Botia sidthimunki (207 words)
Botia sidthimunki should always be kept in groups, minimum 3 animals, but better are groups of 5 or more.
Since they are the smallest botia, active during the day, and peacefull they are suitable for the community tank.
Waterconditions neutral to slighlty acidic water, which shouldn't be too hard, decent filtration, and frequent waterchanges.
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