Blue botia

Blue botia (Yasuhikotakia modesta (earlier called Y. modesta)) is a small-sized tropical fish of the Botiidae family. Not very often, but it can be encountered in fish fanciers tanks. The fish requires the same tank conditions as other botia species.

Other popular names for botia are redtail botia, red-finned loach, and colored botia.

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Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)

Dojo loach or pond loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) is a fish of family Cobitidae, that has been successfully kept in aquaria for many years. Aquarists like the fish for its extraordinary unpretentiousness, peaceful temper and interesting behavior.

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Yoyo loach (Botia almorhae)

Botia almorhae is a very beautiful fish that belongs to loach family. It has silvery body with dark vertical stripes and its reproductive species also have some bluish shimmer. Botia almorhae comes from India and Pakistan.

Besides Pakistani species are a bit less saturated with color than Indian ones. Of course, they may be two different subspecies or even two different kinds, because their classification isn’t very precise for the moment.


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Butterfly loach (Beaufortia kweichowensis)

Butterfly hillstream loach (Beaufortia kweichowensis) is a small and very unusual fish. If you want to keep it in a tank you’ll have to recreate the conditions like the ones the fish used to have in the wild.

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