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Botia lohachata


Botia lohachata
Net Loach
喜山沙鳅
Botia lohachata, known by many names but perhaps best as Yoyo Loach, is a species distributed throughout the north and northeastern parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. It is found in creeks with rocky, gravel bottoms. 
Botia lohachata grows to a maximum of 11 cm in length and, funnily enough, has a pattern of “Y’s” and “O’s” along its flanks. This species has a sliver-gold, scaleless body. It can be difficult to sex this species, but males are usually slimmer and may display a red colouration around their barbells. The Yoyo Loach has a downward-pointing mouth and four pairs of barbels protruding from its mouth. 

自然环境中生活与平静的水洼或是高山溪流中。幼鱼常发现与低地水塘中。水族箱中要求有柔软低砂,沉木,岩石,以及柔和的灯光。
喂养:人工片状或颗粒饲料,也可用水藻片,冰冻红虫。避免多喂,自鱼比交贪吃,并且危害蜗牛。
雌性怀孕时明显发胖并且腹部变大。雄性口部显红色。
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