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Sinibotia robusta


Sinibotia robusta
Kansu Loach
壮体沙鳅
Sinibotia robusta is distinguished by around 6 vertical bars, but these are highly variable and become bifurcated at their lower ends to form a sort of saw-tooth pattern. This may be short bifurcation, or almost double the bars by breaking up the original pattern. The stripes gradually split as the fish matures.
The head is typically elongate like other Sinibotia, but the species lacks the long, serpentine body of other members of the family and is a more compact fish.
They like to hide under rocks, so their aquarium should be furnished with lots of large pebbles and flat pieces of slate or other inert rock to provide multiple places for the fish to hide and provide security.
Unlike the generally peaceful demeanour of other Sinibotia, this species is much more feisty and care should be taken when choosing tank mates. They should be swift and robust.

体短,粗壮,稍侧扁。头高,侧扁,吻稍尖,吻长大于眼后头长。眼大,头长为眼径的5~6倍。眼下刺分义,末端达眼后缘。须3对,颏部具纽状突1对。鳞极细小,颊部无鳞。侧线完全。颅顶具囱门。尾柄高大于长。尾鳍深叉。体侧横纹变化大,但宽度间隔常相等。
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