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Orange Finned Loach - Botia modesta

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Also known as the Blue Botia, Blue Modesta or Red Tail Loach.

Origin: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India
Temperature: 77-83
PH: 6.2 - 7.8
Maximum Size: 10 inches
Temperment: Semi-aggressive community fish

We have two of these and maybe because we only have two we hardly ever see them. Like most loaches they are listed as social fish and best kept in groups of 3 or more. These can be fairly territorial loaches and will usually let someone know when they have invaded their space. They are also easily startled by movements outside the tank. They do need caves or some place to hide. Like most loaches they love to eat snails.

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