Sinibotia robusta
Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cobitisae
Origin : China, Mongolia
Length of the vis : 18 cm - 7"
Min.length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Chinese Golden Zebra loach
Peaceful fish towards other species.  Fishes that are too small will be eaten because they think it is food.  Males have a territory and they are very aggressive to each other.  When there are not enough hiding places they always chase each other.  The aquarium should be densely planted and decorated with driftwood and roots creating lots of hiding places.  A powerful filter is necessary.  You should change the water frequently.  During winter you should lower the temperature to 18C (64F).

You should give them live food.  They are very fond of snails.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit
David Trimbach

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