Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki

6. July 2007

From northern Thailand originates the Dwarf Loach formerly known as Botia sidthimunki. Since it is a rather small (6 cm) and very peaceful species, it represents an ideal member for an asiatic community tank. There it can be kept together e.g. with small representatives of the genera Danio, Rasbora and Microrasbora . One should always maintain them in small groups of at least 5 animals, since they estimate the contact to conspecifics. In the group is always movement and such an aquarium never gets boring. To its well-being the water should not be too hard, and in the aquarium should be some retreat areas (bogwood, coconut bowls, bamboo canes etc.) available. As in proper style plants Cryptocoryns, Javafern and other asiatic plants can be used. Naturally that can be done also with Echinodorus species and Neon Tetras, to the Dwarf Loaches it might be all the same. In feeding they are unproblematic, breeding in aquaria did probably not succeed so far. Since they belong in their homeland to the protected species, nowadays the traded Dwarf Loaches are pond bred and originate from Thailand or Malaysia.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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Herkunft Thailand