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Cobitis granoie

by Mark in Vancouver last modified Nov 14, 2006 11:26 PM


Cobitis granoie

Scientific name: Cobitis granoei (Rendahl, 1935 )

Common name: Northern Loach, Siberian Spiny Loach

Synonyms: Cobitis taenia granoei, Cobitis taenia sibirica, Cobitis granoei olivai

Distribution: Korea, China, Mongolia, Siberia

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known

Maximum size: 5 inches (13cm)

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: Feeds on insects in wild. Will eat most proprietary aquarium foods, supplemented live and frozen foods.

Water parameters: pH: 7.0 - 7.7 Hardness: Medium Max dh: 12

Temperature: 64.4- 72ºF (18-22 °C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria


Cobitis granoie lives in somewhat deeper waters than the other loaches in sandy places.

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