Loaches are bottom dwelling scavengers with reduced or absent scales and a mouth surrounded by barbels used to taste. At times, the loach will lie on its side when there are insufficient hiding places, giving the impression that it is sick; this behavior is normal.
Largely nocturnal, loaches are shy fish that like to hide among driftwood, plant roots, rocks, and caves. Loaches are peaceful fish that get along well with other peaceful community tank mates.
Care Level: Moderate
Colour Form: Black
Max Size: 10cm
Tank Size: 60L