Panda Loach (Yaoshania pachychilus)


The Panda Loach is an attractively marked small species originating from cool, fast flowing streams in Southern China. An algae grazer and scavenger in nature, they will do best in an aquarium with some current and ample rocks or driftwood for cover and grazing surfaces. Although they will adapt to warmer temperatures for a time they will do best at cooler temperatures (68-75) long term. This species requires a varied diet made up primarily of vegetable or algae matter as well as some protein like Repashy gel diets or Fluval Bug Bites Pleco Formula

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Panda Loach (Yaoshania pachychilus)

Origin: Wild China
Diet: Scavenger and algae grazer, will accept sinking wafers and gel diets in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallon
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, should not be kept with aggressive or fast moving tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 7.0 – 7.6
Temp: Prefers slightly cooler water than most tropicals – 65 – 76F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm