Horseface loach

A very similar species is the unofficially named longnose loach, Acantopsis octoactinotos, from which the horseface can be distinguished by the latter's down-turned nose.

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The Horseface loach lives in the demersal, freshwater, brackish environment.

The horseface loach or horsehead loach, Acantopsis choirorhynchos, is a freshwater and brackish fish in the loach family (Cobitidae). More

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The Horseface Loach is considered a carnivore, but is also a feeder of opportunity and will scavenge other food when it is hungry. More

Horseface Loach Acantopsis choirorhynchos Grows to:- 7" A mild-mannered, shy, bottom dwelling fish. Best in singles or groups of 3 or more. More

2114 The Horseface loach is so-called because of its characteristic head shape and snout. More

Although it is a scavenger, the Horseface Loach is largely carnivorous, preferring freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, as well as frozen and live foods of all types. With time and training, the Horseface Loach may accept flake foods. More

Fish Database: Horseface Loach - Acantopsis choirorhynchos Aquarium requirementsAquarium suitability: 4/5 Sociability rating: 7/10 Area of tank: Bottom Aquarium water conditions: 6-7. More

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by: Stokes»11»On: July 28, 2006, 4:13 amThe Horseface Loach is a bottom feeder. Not much is known about its habits apart from the fact that it is a nocturnal species and is not easily found during the day, as it burrows in the substrate. More

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Common names

Banana fish in English
Cá chia voi in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cierniooczek długonosy in Polish (polski)
Cobitis choii in English
Hestehovedsmerling in Danish (dansk)
Horseface loach in English
Jeler in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kärsänuoliainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kourchourenn zremm-marc'h in Breton (brezhoneg)
Lanstirnschmerle in German (Deutsch)
Long nosed loach in English
Longnose loach in English
Pa it in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa it in Laotian
Pla chon sai in Thai (ไทย)
Pla kluay in Thai (ไทย)
Pla moo in Thai (ไทย)
Pla rak kluay in Thai (ไทย)
Pla sai in Thai (ไทย)
Sekavec koňský in Czech (česky)
Sekavec malý in Czech (česky)
Sekavec rypákovitý in Czech (česky)
Sekavec vepřorypý in Czech (česky)
Snabelsmerling in Danish (dansk)
Tryngrönling in Swedish (Svenska)
ปลากล้วย in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาช่อนทราย in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาทราย in Thai (ไทย)
ปลารากกล้วย in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาหมู in Thai (ไทย)
馬頭小刺眼鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
马头小刺眼鳅 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cobitidae
Genus : Acantopsis
Species : Acantopsis choirorhynchos
Authority : Bleeker, 1854