Polkadot loaches can be boisterous fish that like the company of their own kind. They love to gather together in certain shelters and can often be seen interacting with each other. They are an active loach and can be seen hovering around the upper levels. In common with other scaleless or small-scaled fish, they are susceptible to ich and other skin parasites. When treating, be sure to check the directions on your choice of cure and follow the directions for scaleless fish.
This species is very variable in pattern and can change quite dramatically as it grows. Generally, the dark areas gradually increase in size as the fish matures. Some races start off with much more dark colouring than others, and some feature almost sky blue spots within the dark areas. The pictures here and in the photo-search facility show that variability.
Care Level: Moderate
Colour Form: Black, White
Max Size: 13cm
Tank Size: 60L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.
*Photo and information provided by Live Aquaria.