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Cobitis choii

by Mark in Vancouver last modified Nov 15, 2006 12:03 AM


Cobitis choii

Scientific name: Cobitis choii (Kim & Son, 1984)

Common name: Graceful Loach, Choi's Spiny Loach

Synonyms: Iksookimia choii

Distribution: Korea, Amur basin, Russia

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known

Maximum size: 3 inches (8cm)

Similar to: Other Cobitis

Care: Lives in slow-moving waters over sandy substrates. The aquarium should aim to match these conditions with good filtration and some flow. Subdued lighting.

Feeding: Will eat most proprietry aquarium foods, supplemented live and frozen foods.

Water parameters: pH: 7.0 - 7.7 Hardness: Medium Max dh:

Temperature: 64.4- 72ºF (18-22 °C).

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria


This species likes to bury itself much of the time in soft sand.

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