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Pakistani Loaches

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Pakistani loaches
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:45:43 PM »
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I'm thinking of getting one of these fish does anyone have any experience of them.

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Re: Pakistani loaches
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 04:10:16 PM »
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I've never had these fish but I can tell you that they are a shoaling species so you need at least half a dozen of them not just one.

The Pakistani loach, Botia lohachata, and the yo-yo loach, B. almorhae, are the same fish.

The profiles on here were written some years ago (before 2006 which is when I joined the old incarnation of this forum) and some of the information in them is out of date. The profile of the Pakistani loach on here does say it can be kept alone but both Seriously Fish (written by scientists) and Loaches Online disagree, saying this species must be kept in groups.

Profiles were recently updated to reflect the broader understanding of this fish

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Re: Pakistani loaches
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 06:04:10 PM »
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Thanks for the info Sue, my pet store said they were fine as individuals in a community tank which was why I considered getting one

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Re: Pakistani loaches
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 07:09:23 PM »
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Lesson #1 in fishkeeping - never listen to the shop. Always check for yourself on a website that can be trusted. 

Some shops are better than others, but so many train their staff to sell, not what the fish need.

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