Zebra/Striata Botia (Botia striata)


With its intricate pattern and active nature, the Zebra Loach is a beautiful and interesting addition to most medium-sized community aquariums. Generally peaceful, this smaller species of loach is a social fish and best kept in groups of 5 or more – single specimens may become shy and hide. In addition to their attractive coloration, Zebra Loaches serve a useful function for planted tanks, actively hunting down and consuming pest snails.



Zebra/Striata Botia (Botia striata)

Origin: India
Locale: Karnataka
Diet: Bottom feeding carnivore, but will also consume some vegetation. Great snail control
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm