The body of the Skunk Botia Loach is pinkish in coloration, and like other Botia loaches, it can be identified by the four pairs of barbels protruding from the mouth area. A black stripe runs from the nose back to the trail along the back of this fish, lending to its name, Skunk Botia. The Skunk Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in there skin.
The Skunk Botia Loach is an active scavenger that is a semi-aggressive fish that enjoys the company of its own species, or other semi-aggressive fish. It will school with others of the same age and size. The skunk Botia Loach appreciates caves, holes, and other places to hide, especially when it sleeps. Because it originates from streams, it requires water currents in the aquarium.
The breeding habits of this species are not known, and successful captive breeding has yet to be recorded.
The skunk Botia Loach requires small amounts of food several times a day. Younger Loaches will eat most prepared foods while older ones may be more finicky. Feed them a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp and a quality flake or pellet food.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1″ to 1 1/2″