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The Dwarf Chain Loach is found in Thailand and Northern India. This fish is restricted to the Mae Klong river basin in Western Thailand and the Yom River in northern Thailand, an upper tributary within the Chao Phraya river system.
These species inhabit slow-flowing areas of forested, well-oxygenated headwaters with clear water and a substrate of rock and sand. They prefer places with submerged leaf litter and driftwood.
These guys are great for eating pest snails in your aquarium, be careful when keeping other snails you want to keep alive though. It’s recommended to not house them with your snails if you want them to stay alive.
Name: Dwarf Chain Loach, Dwarf Loach, Pygmy Loach
Science Name: botia sidthimunki
Max Size: 2.5″
pH 5.5– 7.5
Temperature: 68-86F° (20-30°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 8-12 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 3+ / Thrives in groups 6+
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