The Lohachata Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as the Yoyo Loach or Pakistani Loach. These Yoyo Loach 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 LYoyo Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in their skin. The Yoyo 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 be school with others of the same age and size. The Yoyo 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.
Yoyo Loach requires small amounts of food several times a day. Younger Yoyo Loaches will eat the most prepared foods while older ones may be more finicky.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4″ to 2-1/2″