Burmese Border Loach - Botia kubotai

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Burmese Border Loach - Botia kubotai

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Scientific Name: Botia kubotai

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Approximate purchase size: 4-5 cm
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class these as an easy level of care

How large can they grow?
14-15 cm

Where in the world are they from?
Salween River basin around the border between Myanmar and Thailand.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Should be kept with at least 6 others, but 10 is preferable.

What water conditions do they require?
Temperature ranges of 22-28° Celsius and will accept 6.0 – 7.5 pH.

What should you feed them?
Mainly carnivorous in the wild; largely unfussy feeders but must be offered a varied diet comprising quality dried products, live or frozen bloodworm, Artemia, etc.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Do not keep with much smaller fish as they may be intimidated by the loach’s size and sometimes very active behaviour. Slow-moving, long-finned species such as Siamese fighting fish, guppies and some cichlids should also be avoided as trailing fins can be nipped.

Can they be bred in captivity?
A very specialist species to breed; uncommon from most hobbyists.