The Yoyo Loach is an interestingly colored fish that brings energy and activity to your tank. Their dark bands with light blue tint contrasts against their silver bodies creating a really interesting look.This fish is generally peaceful but is known to fight with members of their own species. They do well with other fish that are peaceful and can even stand their own with more aggressive fish.
The common name, Yoyo Loach, was given to these fish after photographer Ken Childs noticed how much these fish resemble the child’s toy as they move up and down in the water column. They also appear to have a “Y-O-Y-O” pattern on their sides.
One thing that makes them different to most loaches is the fact that they are not nocturnal and will be active during the day. Once acclimated to a tank, your fish will be active around the bottom of the tank, looking for food in crevices or on the substrate.
Don’t add Yoyo Loaches to tanks that have lots of snails or shrimp; they will eat them! This is good if you are trying to get rid of a population of snails but not good if those snails are a welcomed addition to your tank
- Species – Botia Almorhae
- Common Name – YoYo Loach, Pakistani Loach
- Origin – Indonesia
- Diet – carnivorous
- PH Range – 6 – 7.8
- Temperature – Tropical 24°c – 29°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 4cm (Grows to approximately 15cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed