Schistura nicholsi

6. July 2007

To an unusually large about 200 species comprehending genus belongs Schistura nicholsi the Redtail Zebra Sand Loach. It originates from the Mekong basin in Thailand and Laos, where it inhabits fast flowing waters on a stony ground. This is to be considered during its aquarium maintenance. In order to ensure a high oxygen content and obtain a sufficient current in the aquarium, it should have an efficient filter. With approximately 9 cm they attain full growth, tanks of 1 m length are sufficiently large for a group of at least 5 animals. With pebbles in different sizes and some roots you can try to arrange a bank seam in the aquarium. This is accepted enthusiastically by the fish, always they are on investigation and search for food. At most they like living insect larvae, can however be accustomed without any problems to frosted and also flake food. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Laos, Thailand, Mekong