Above: The picture above shows a young premium quality Redtail Zebra Loach , swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us took this picture. You should keep this fish with similar sized peaceful fish. Yasuhikotakia modesta are a large species of Loach with heavily built bodies that can reach lengths of 10 inches in the wild and 8 inches in the aquarium environment. They prefer to hide by themselves and not with other Loaches. Kottelat, M., 2004.Botia kubotai, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on botiine nomenclature and diagnosis of a … The fish species that are not reproductive yet, sometimes have greenish body tint. Feed them a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp and a quality flake or pellet food. DIVER'S DEN® WYSIWYG Store - 100's of NEW Aquatic Life Added Daily! Summary. sidthimunki: unconfirmed, but possibly named in honour of Aree Sidthimunk, an ex-researcher at the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Thailand. They are not the same thing, they are two very different fish who are not even in the same family. Blue Red-Fin Botia, Botia modesta, Botia rubrippinis, Red-finned Loach, Redtail Botia, Yasuhikotakia modesta Native to: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. The only noticable sexual difference with this Loach is that the adult females will appear fatter than the adult males. Body color is bluish-grey. Once this order of dominance has been established, they get along with each other peacefully. The Redtail Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in there skin. Feed your botia a variety of foods at first and observe their behavior. The Redtail Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams throughout Asia. Source(s): https://shorte.im/a8haR. The Tiger Botia Loach (Syncrossus hymenophysa) is also commonly called the Green Tiger Loach, Banded Loach, Green Tiger Botia, Tiger Botia or Zebra Loach and is highly prized by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts for their beauty, rarity, and scavenging ability.. Botia like to eat both frozen and dried food. They dig for food and will sift through your gravel or sand relentlessly. Red Tail Botia. The Redtail Botia, Botia modesta, is generally dark gray to an almost blue appearance with red or orange fins.They are scavengers that will spend the majority of their time on the aquarium bottom searching for food in the gravel. Red Tail Botia Loach, Botia modesta . As juveniles, these fish will school up and shoal. Copyright © 2021, LiveAquaria®. It is well advised to only add them to an established aquarium. This makes it very popular among many hobbyists. Excludes Frozen Foods. There have been other scientific names given to this loach, most notably Botia hymenophysa. Item# LOACH-BLUE-RED-TAIL-BOTIA-3-INCH. Loach Blue Red Tail Botia-3" Yasuhikotakia modesta. When they reach maturity, this behavior falls off and they become more solitary. Availability: AVAILABLE Due to variations within the species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Some may be bred in facilities that use horomone treatment to induce spawning. $11.82. Also known as the Blue Botia Loach, the Redtail Botia is one unique loach with a blue body and red fins. The Redtail Botia Loach is a semi-aggressive fish that enjoys the company of its own species, or other semi-aggressive fish. Please check back later. Always check for gill movement and let them stay in the aquarium for a couple hours before you remove them as a casualty. Once this order of dominance has been established, they get along with each other peacefully. If they are fully u… Snakes feel more secure when they are hiding under something and are able to curl up. It is a white coloured fish with black markings along its body more-or-less in alternating shapes of ‘Y’ and ‘O’ earning it the popular international common name of Yo-Yo Loach. Redtail botia has a long, compact body with an arched back. We call her Peek-a-boo. They will dig up substrate looking for bits of food, so use fine gravel or sand. $25.00 Price. Make sure that you have plenty of suitable hiding spots where they can sleep away the day. Housed in our huge fish warehouse here in San Diego, California, with thousands of other fish species. The fins are bright red to orange in color adding further appeal to this species. The body of this Botia Loach is bluish to silver in coloration, and like other Botia loaches, can be identified by the four pairs of barbels protruding from its mouth area. Size is around 2-2.5 inches. It is an exceptionally active and visually attractive species that is generally peaceful, especially when kept in groups of 6-8 or more in an amply-sized aquarium with plenty of cover and decor. I kept red tail botia with my Malawi's, both mbuna and peacocks. Aggression 4-5. Yasuhikotakia modesta, is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Botia, is collected throughout the lower Mekong River basin in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam and the Chao Phray and Mae Klong drainages in central and western Thailand.. Redtail Botia Loaches are common throughout their range, and most of the … This species was described from the town of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya province, central Thailand, located at the confluenceof the Chao Phraya, Lopburi, and Pa Sak rivers. In their nightly searches for a meal, these fish may uproot plants. Max dh: 12 Temp: 78.8ºF to 86ºF(26-30C) Colors may vary slightly but skin color is a blue tone. The Redtail Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams throughout Asia. The Loach is more wedge-shaped while the Shark is … The Redtail Botia Yasuhikotakia modesta is a very common freshwater loach and is quite attractive with a very distinct body shape and coloration. The coloration of the Zebra Loach is the basis for its scientific name, Botia striata, which is derived from the Latin word striatus, meaning striped or striated. The Redtail Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originates from the streams throughout Asia. Ill include a couple pics and a video so you can see her. This is most likely because they are seasonal migratory spawners. 0 0. catx. 90–168) Geographikê Hyphêgêsis (Handbook of Geography). They are rarely, if ever, seen spawning in the home aquarium. The reason red tail boas are so popular is due in part to their typically docile temperament. Lake Malawi Mbuna Cichlids. 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