The Skunk Loach is considered one of the smaller of the Botias. It is considered pretty and easily distinguished from all others. This fish is very long-lived, hardy and an undemanding little fish.
The Skunk Loach spends most of the day hiding but will become more active at dusk. It is a spirited fish, and though generally peaceful it can become aggressive towards its own species, especially if there are not sufficient hiding places.
They can be kept with other tank mates, but it is most beneficial to have just one of this species, especially in a smaller aquarium. In a tank with lots of space and decoration that offers each fish its own place to retreat, you can put them in large groups. But there will need to be at least six to spread out aggression throughout the tank.
Care Level: Moderate
Colour Form: Black, Black, Tan
Max Size: 10cm
Tank Size: 150L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.