Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
Polka-dot Loaches are relatively undemanding fish and once acclimatized can thrive in a wide range of water parameters, although softer and more acidic water is generally preferred. A very social fish, it is best to keep them in groups of three or more. Numerous shelters should be provided which gives them greater security and generally makes them bolder. Like most bottom-dwellers the substrate should consist of a fine-grained or round-edged gravel.
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: Zebra Loach, Candy Striped Loach
Science Name: Botia kubotai
Temperament: Peaceful but can be Territorial
Max Size: 5″
pH 6.8– 7.5
Temperature: 73-79F° (23-27°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 10 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 3+ / Thrives in groups 6+