The Lohachata Botia Loach sometimes referred to as the Yoyo or Pakistani Loach. These fish can be identified by their four pairs of barbels, protruding from the mouth area, along with their silvery/gold coloration with black irregular striping.
The Lohachata Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in their skin. The Lohachata 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 Lohachata 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.
Botia lohachata requires small amounts of food several times a day. Younger Lohachata Botia Loaches will eat most prepared foods while older ones may be more finicky.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/2″