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Possible Idea of how to breed Botias/Loaches

Posted By: Mike Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Saturday, 29 January 2000, at 8:18 p.m.

Hello, I have made a small outline that may be one way to breed Loaches/Botias in captivity:

I. Water

a.) Water pH. is between 5.3-6.6.

b.) Water is extremely clean and has a lot of oxygen

c.) Temeprature is kept between 78-86 degrees F.

II. Decor

a.) Plenty of hiding places

b.) Provide a lot of wood to simulate natural habitat

III. Substrate

a.) Very fine grvael or sand

b.) No sharp edges to harm the fish

IV. The Specimens

a.) The fish are full grown, or almost and in great condition

b.) Should be kept in groups of 6-8.

c.) Group should be kept in a seperate tank

V Tank and Tank Size