Yasuhikotakia morleti

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cobitidae
Origin : India, Thailand
Length : 9,5 cm - 3.5"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Skunk Loach
Lively, peaceful fish that is mostly active during the evening and the night.  The substrate should be sandy because they dig in the sand looking for food.  Plants should be anchored very well.  The aquarium should be set up with roots and driftwood because they need hiding places.  Regular partial water changes are required and a dimmed light is appreciated.  When you keep them alone they become very aggressive to other species.  When they have not enough hiding places they become aggressive to species of  their own kind.

You should feed them live or frozen food.  They barely eat dry food.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Russell Caroll

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