Dwarf loach

The dwarf loach can grow up to 5 cm in length.

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The Dwarf loach lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

The Dwarf loach is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Dwarf Loach or Chained Loach is considered to be the best all around aquarium fish of the Botias. More

The dwarf loach, ladderback loach, pygmy loach, chain loach or chain botia, Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki (formerly Botia sidthimunki), is a popular freshwater tropical fish in aquariums belonging to the Cobitidae family. More

Dwarf Loach, Chain Loach Botia sidthimunki | Pictures Synonyms: None Physical description: An elongated Loach with a forked caudal fin. The back is light brown while the flanks are copper colored. More

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Dwarf loach on ARKive Dwarf loach on ARKive Latest news Latest news: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Extinction crisis continues3rd November 2009: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Extinction crisis continues More

Dwarf Loach, Monkey Botia, Circle Botia, Chain Loach Scientific Name Botia Sidthimunki Origin Northern Thailand, Northern India - in muddy lakes Adult Size 2 More

Identify and Care for Dwarf Loach FishIdentify and Care for Dwarf Loach Fish Also known as the dwarf chained loach, the dwarf loach fish (botia sidthimunki) belongs to the family Cyprinidae. More

Do dwarf loaches eat snails and i was also wanting to know if i put start out with 3 and then add 2 more at a later time i know that have to have a min of 5. So would that be ok. More

Dwarf LoachThe Dwarf Loach was thought until recently to be extinct in the wild, but it was recently re-discovered in Thailand. It has been bred in captivity for the home aquarium market since it was discovered in 1959. More

The Dwarf Loach is found in the Mae Klong River and the River Kwai in western Thailand. This species is endangered and is a protected species in Thailand. It was thought to be extinct in the wild until recently rediscovered in Sangkhla Buri. More

The Dwarf Loach, Chain Botia, or Chain Loach (Botia sidthimunki) is a popular freshwater tropical fish in aquarium belonging to Cobitidae More

dollars, whereas small dwarf loaches can cost over 20, and to boot are hard to differentiate from a more common larger species, Botia nigrolineata. Clown loaches are another very popular botia. More

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dwarf loach Dwarf Loach (Botia Sidthimunki)Botia Sidthimunki is the family that the Dwarf Loach belongs to. Other names for this fish are Pygmy Loach, Chained Loach, Chain Botia and Ladderback Loach and they can be found in Thailand. More

Common names

Bocja karlowata in Polish (polski)
Chained loach in English
Dvärgbotia in Swedish (Svenska)
Dværgsmerling in Danish (dansk)
Dvergbotia in Norwegian (Norsk)
Dwarf botia in English
Dwarf clawn loach in English
Dwarf loach in English
Kääpiönuoliainen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Ladderback loach in English
Pba moo in Laotian
Pygmy loach in English
Schachbrettschmerle in German (Deutsch)
Skunk loach in English
Zwergschmerle in German (Deutsch)
小沙鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
小沙鳅 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cobitidae
Genus : Yasuhikotakia
Species : Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki
Authority : Klausewitz, 1959