Thread: Striata / Zebra Loach?
09-02-2012, 10:51 AM #1
Striata / Zebra Loach?
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Striata / Zebra / Candystripe Loach?
I've heard they are a much more peaceful and practically sized alternative to many other botiine loaches. I had a group of yoyos at one stage and had to give them away because they terrorized my tank.
According to loaches.com...
Probably the most readily available of what I would term a ‘small and peaceful species’ would undoubtedly be the Zebra Loach (Botia striata) from India. With a maximum size of 10 cm (4 in) it is much more suited to smaller tanks, and will co-exist peacefully with all other species. It’s glorious pattern of thin alternating black and white bars is eye-catching, and lends itself perfectly to this fish’s other common name of Candystripe Loach. I can’t recommend this species enough!
Last edited by Amelia; 09-02-2012 at 10:53 AM.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers