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Botia unknown03 (Botia sp.aff. rostrata)

by Martin Thoene last modified Dec 15, 2006 08:38 PM


Botia unknown03 (Botia sp.aff. rostrata)

Scientific Name: Botia unknown03 ( Botia sp. aff. rostrata)

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: Myanmar

Sexual Dimorphism: Females generally plumper all over than males

Maximum size: Probably around 5 inches (13cm)

Similar to: Botia rostrata, Botia histrionica.

Care:  The tank should include lots of hiding places amongst rocks and driftwood. Excellent diggers that appreciate a sand substrate to protect the delicate barbels. Lighting should be subdued.

Feeding: Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, chopped earthworms, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, chopped Cocktail Shrimp. Avoid over-feeding.

Water parameters: pH:6.5-7.5 Hardness: Medium Max dh: 12

Temperature: 76ºF to 82ºF(22-27.7°C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria.


Botia unknown03 (Botia sp.aff. rostrata)

Botia sp. aff. rostrata is a generally peaceful loach that is rarely available. It was first noted arriving mixed with shipments of Botia histrionica in early 2002. The fish are substantially bigger than B. histrionica and have different behavior. The two species mixed will form separate groups.

See also: Botia sp. aff rostrata - A Discussion.

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