Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
The Redtail Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams throughout Asia. The body of this Loach is bluish to silver in color, and like other Botia loaches, can be identified by the four pairs of barbels protruding from its mouth area. The fins are bright red to orange in color adding further appeal to this species. This beautiful species are active scavengers and will help control snail populations in a planted aquarium. The Redtail Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in there skin.
The Redtail Botia Loach is a semi-aggressive fish that enjoys the company of its own species, or other semi-aggressive fish. It will school with others of the same age and size. The Redtail Botia Loach appreciates caves, holes, and other places to hide, especially when it sleeps. They are also a natural predator of snails, and will aid in their control in the aquarium.
The breeding habits of this species are not known, and successful captive breeding has yet to be recorded.
The Redtail Botia Loach requires small amounts of food several times a day. Feed them a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp and a quality flake or pellet food.
Name: Skunk Loach
Science Name: Yasuhikotakia modesta
Temperament: Peaceful but can be Territorial
Max Size: 4″
pH 6.0– 8.0
Temperature: 72-86F° (23-30°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 10 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 3+ / Thrives in groups 6+