View Full Version : At what size will yoyo's breed

02-02-2008, 06:06 PM
I know it is uncommon in home aquariums, but I am curious.

One of our yoyo (pakistani) loaches has become quite fat, I am sure it is not bad health or obescity, as it seems to be acting quite normal, and there is no signs of any ill health in the community tank it is in.

This yoyo, is approx 4-5" long, and am guessing about a year old, it has slowly been getting fatter over the past couple of weeks, the other yoyo has showed no weight increase, and 2 clowns have showed no weight increase.

02-02-2008, 06:21 PM
Given the relatively samll adult size of yoyo's, it's possible the fish is gravid. Just don't expect any fry if it does spawn though.

02-03-2008, 01:59 AM
Thanks, that is what I had suspected, I'm not expecting fry, but if it happens, its a bonus:thumb:

02-03-2008, 07:30 AM
Botia's produce thousands of very tiny eggs that actually absorb water after being released from the female's body. In the wild some would survive, in an aquarium they're eaten. Not necessarily a bad thing, what would you do with thousands (or even hundreds) of fry?