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Leptobotia guilinensis

by Martin Thoene last modified Nov 29, 2006 08:44 PM


Leptobotia guilinensis

Scientific name: Leptobotia guilinensis (Chen, 1980)

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: China

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known.

Maximum size: 4 inches (10cm)

Similar to: Other Leptobotia

Care: This family of fish are sub-tropical and live in fast to medium flow streams throughout China. They therefore appreciate current in their aquarium, good aeration and filtration.

Feeding: Easy to feed. Eagerly accepts all proprietary aquarium foods.

Water parameters: pH: 7.0- 8.0 . Hardness: Medium . Max dh:

Temperature: 68ºF to 75ºF (20-23.8°C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria.


Most of this family like to hide under rocks, so their aquarium should be furnished with lots of large pebbles and flat pieces of slate or other inert rock to provide multiple places for the fish to hide and provide security.

Leptobotia generally get quite large and have large mouths, but this species is relatively small.

You will sometimes find fish labelled as "Leptobotia guilinensis" in shops. They are almost invariably Sinibotia pulchra.

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