Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
The Lohachata Botia Loach, sometimes referred to as the Yoyo or Pakistani Loach. These fish can be identified by their four pairs of barbels, protruding from the mouth area, along with their silvery/gold coloration with black irregular striping.
The Lohachata Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in their skin. The Lohachata Botia Loach is an active scavenger that 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 Lohachata Botia Loach appreciates caves, holes, and other places to hide, especially when it sleeps. Because it originates from streams, it requires water currents in the aquarium.
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: Yoyo Loach
Science Name: Botia lohachata
Temperament: Peaceful but can be Territorial
Max Size: 5″
pH 6.0– 7.5
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+