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KANSU LOACH (Sinibotia robusta)

KANSU LOACH (Sinibotia robusta)

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Scientific name: Sinibotia robusta (Kottelat, 2004)

Common name: Chinese Golden Zebra loach, Kansu loach.

Synonyms: Botia robusta (Wu, 1939), Botia hexafurca

Distribution: China, Vietnam.

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known.

Maximum size: 3.5 inches (9 cm)

Similar to: None.

Care: This family of fish are sub-tropical and live throughout China in fast to medium flow streams, over a rock and gravel substrate. They therefore appreciate current in their aquarium, good aeration and filtration.

Feeding: Easy to feed. Eagerly accepts most brands of dry sinking catfish pellets, and good quality flake, but should be offered a variety of frozen foods to supplement the diet - bloodworm, mosquito larvae and brineshrimp are usually taken with much enthusiasm.

Water parameters: pH: 7.0- 7.8 . Hardness: Medium . Max dh: 12

Temperature: 68ºF to 75ºF (20-23.8°C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria.

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