Common Name(s)
Skunk loach, skunk botia, hora's loach
Scientific Name
Yasuhikotakia morleti
Family
Botiidae
Origin
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia
Temperament
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size
4 inches
Minimum Tank Size
40 gallon
Tank Setup
They prefer sand, but smooth gravel is fine as well. Decorations don't really matter, though they do like caves and places to hide.
Tank Region
Middle-bottom
Diet
Unfussy eater, will take most foods. But it is good to supplement their diets with live foods.
Breeding
Unknown
Compatibility
They will do well with other semi-aggressive loaches in their genus, and cichlids and fast-moving top-dwellers. I would not recommend them with shy fish.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 74-83 Fahrenheit
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Females grow larger than males.

A shoaling fish, so keep in groups of 6+ of its own type.

They will chase around larger fish, but unless they are being kept improperly they should never hurt anyone seriously. Very outgoing and active fish.