Loaches & Sharks

Reticulate Loach

Botia lohachata
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Reticulate Loach can grow up to10 to 13cm and have been known to live up to 20 years plus if kept in the correct conditions.


The Reticulate loach has a typical loach shape with the exception of having a more slender body with barbels around their mouth, which are used for foraging for food. They are a silver colour with darker brown patterns through the body. Some people say that the patterns spell “Yo-Yo”, so they are sometimes called the Yo-Yo loach.

Males will display a red colour around the barbels. Females will have a more rounded stomach than males due to eggs.

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