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Botia striata


Botia striata
Zebra Loach
斑马鳅
The zebra loach, Botia striata, is a small freshwater fish native to Southern India. The maximum size is about 8 cm. 
Zebra loaches are peaceful fish suitable to community aquarium tanks. However, being bottom feeder, they may show some aggression against other smaller bottom feeders. Therefore, small corydoras are not suggested as a tankmate. They should be kept in group of at least five, any less and they will become stressed. They require some caves to hide during most of daylight. B. striata will accept a wide variety of fish foods, including live food such as blackworms, snails and small shrimps, and most commercial brands of sinking fish foods.
This species is shy, and will spend much of its time hiding away. Also rarely, during times of stress it has been seen to attack smaller fish such as tetras.

性别区分:成年雌性腹部变圆。
饲养:群居,最少5条。柔暖底砂,沉木,岩石洞,要提供足够多的藏身所。清洁,高含氧量的水。危害蜗牛。
喂养:鼠鱼饲料。冰冻红虫,丰年虾,水蚤。也可适当喂些黄瓜片。
繁殖:没有水族缸中的产卵纪录。
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