Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
Zebra Loaches are striped, bottom-dwelling fish that are usually a good choice for a beginner aquarium hobbyist. These freshwater fish can tolerate smaller tanks with some tank water fluctuations and are a peaceful species. However, there have been no cases of successful breeding of this species in a home aquarium meaning that all specimens have been removed from their wild habitat.
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 striata
Temperament: Peaceful but can be Territorial
Max Size: 4″
pH 6.5– 7.2
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+