Horsefaced Loach - Acantopsis dialuzona
Species name: Acantopsis dialuzona
Synonym: Cobitis choirorhynchos; Acantopsis choirorhynchos;
Common name: Horsefaced Loaches.
Maximum size: 20 cm / 8 inches
Origin: Southeastern Asia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java; occurs in fresh water only.
Company: Acantopsis dialuzona (Horsefaced Loaches) can live peacefully in most community aquariums with peaceful occupants.
Water parameters: Temperature 18-24°C / 65-75°F; pH 6.0 - 8.0
Aquarium setup: Acantopsis dialuzona (Horsefaced Loaches) require a fine, soft bottom substrate to bury in. The aquarium decoration should allow for many hiding places and make the Acantopsis dialuzona (Horsefaced Loaches feel secure or they spend all their time hiding. The aquarium should be well covered since they are excellent jumpers. Can as an adult be aggressive towards other horsefaced loaches.
Feeding: Acantopsis dialuzona (Horsefaced Loaches) accepts most foods but prefers frozen and live foods.
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