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These Loaches lives in pebble-bottomed streams with shallow, fast-flowing water, and often found at fairly high altitudes. May arrive mixed with other Nemacheilus or Schistura species. Likely to be territorial and should be kept with robust, fast-swimming fish.
The aquarium should have a decent flow rate and be well-oxygenated. A substrate of fine sand to allow digging and lots of smooth rounded pebbles and numerous shelters such as bogwood and slate. Reasonably bright lighting to simulate the shallow stream beds in which they are found.
Name: Spotback Loach, Banded Mountain Loach
Science Name: Schistura notostigma
Max Size: 2-2.5″
pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Temperature: 71-78F° (22-26°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: Years
Minimum Tank S-ize Recommended: 15 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 4+ | thrive in groups 8+