Syncrossus helodes

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cobitidae
Origin : South East Asia
Length : 22 cm - 8.5"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Tiger loach
Intolerant and sometime aggressive fish that is active during the night.  He can be kept together with other fishes of the same size,  They like to burrow in the substrate, so the substrate should be sandy.  Plants should be anchored very well.  The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots, because they need hiding places during the day. 

You should give them large, live food.  Small fishes are eaten as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

G. Höhner

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