Banded loach

Barbatula tigris is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Barbatula.

The Banded loach lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Half Banded Loach or Bicolor Loach makes this striking little fish an eye catcher! Though the Half Banded Loach or Bicolor Loach is a small fish, it is quite appealing due to its bold patterning. More

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(also spelled hi-fin) banded loach, high fin loach, Chinese high fin sucker fish, sailfin sucker, topsail sucker, Asian sucker fish, Chinese sucker fish, wimple carp, wimple, freshwater batfish, Hilsa herring, rough fish, Chinese or Asian zebra high fin shark, Chinese or Asian zebra high fin More

Common names

Banded loach in English
Mřenka alepská in Czech (česky)
Polosatyi golets in Russian (русский язык)
虎紋直條鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
虎纹直条鳅 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Balitoridae
Genus : Barbatula
Species : Barbatula tigris
Authority : Heckel, 1843