Tiger botia

The fish was first described as Cobitis macracanthus by Pieter Bleeker in 1852.

Picture of the Tiger botia has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Flickr Author Vlad Butsky from San Jose, CA, USA
Author: Vlad Butsky from San Jose, CA, USA

The Tiger botia lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 5.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 12 environment.

I've introduced two tiger botia into the smaller fishtank in hopes that they will devour the burgeoning hordes of Malaysian trumpet snails - a nuisance species. I counted about 30 of them on the surface the other night. More

the two tiger botia appear to have scared the bejeezus out of the nuisance snails in my smaller fishtank. I'm not seeing many of the mid-sized snails, anymore. We haven't managed to 'catch' the botia eating any snails, and we don't see broken shell pieces, either. More

Tiger botia ( common name ) let's test your knowledge! Syncrossus berdmorei ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 22 - 25 cm ( More

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The Tiger Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams and rivers of Asia. The body of this Botia Loach is silver in coloration with a brown or green tone. More

Common name: Beaufort's Loach, Tiger Botia, Chameleon Loach. Synonyms: Botia beauforti Distribution: Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia. Sexual Dimorphism: Mature females probably have a rounder abdomen. Maximum size: 7 inches (18cm) Similar to: Syncrossus berdmorei. More

Syncrossus helodesThe largest member of the Tiger Botia group, which like it's close relatives, is aggressive and unsuitable for community aquariums. More

The Tiger Botia Loach is an active scavenger that is a semi-aggressive fish that enjoys the company of its own species, or other semi-aggressive fish. It will school with others of the same age and size. More

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Common names

Bocja wspaniala in Polish (polski)
Bótia palhaço in Portuguese (Português)
Bótia-palhaço in Portuguese (Português)
Chromobotia macracanthus in Italian (Italiano)
Chromobotia macracanthus in Spanish (español)
Clown loach in English
Clownbotia in Dutch (Nederlands)
Entebering in Iban
Ikan macan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Klaun botia in Bosnian (bosanski jezik)
Mřenka nádherná in Czech (česky)
Mřenka ozdobná in Czech (česky)
Prachtschmerle in German (Deutsch)
Pragtsmerling in Danish (dansk)
Praktbotia in Norwegian (Norsk)
Praktbotia in Swedish (Svenska)
Sekavka nádherná in Czech (česky)
Tiger botia in English
Tiikerinuoliainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Ulang uli in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
皇冠沙鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
皇冠沙鳅 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cobitidae
Genus : Chromobotia
Species : Chromobotia macracanthus
Authority : Bleeker, 1852