The Yo-Yo Loach (Botia almorhae), also known as the Pakistani Loach (even though it is not from Pakistan), is native to the Ganges River system in Northern India.Named for its juvenile color pattern that appears to spell "Yo Yo," this species is a very â¦ Iâm assuming it was this particular Loach as he is still being aggressive and chasing all other fish. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I have one yoyo loach, (was planning to buy more so he wasnât alone) a handful of guppies and some neons. (the loach are about 1.2 inchs long) Jaysee. Timothy Paine. Member. Dwarf Chain Loach Attacking Guppies . In the fish tank, your yoyo loach will eat a variety of food including processed flake, pellets, frozen and freeze-dried food. As this caused the imbalance? Posted by 6 years ago. Jan 5, 2013. All tank parameters are normal and good, tank is cycled and all extras were added such as stress coat and fluval cycle to help with the new introduction. With the guidance of my LPS and online research I decided to add 4 male guppys and 1 red dwarf gourami (I had hoped to add more but they were acclimating in my LPS and so was going to pop back in the week). 3. This morning I turned the light on to give them breakfast to be greeted by my female weather loach eating my guppy then going after all the other fish. Kuhli Loach: Another popular aquarium fish, Kuhli or âcoolieâ loaches are long and eel-like with dark bands covering its body. Or do they all just need more time to settle as itâs only been around 8 hours? Premium Yoyo Loach for Sale Just above a Yoyo Loach for sale in our online retail fish store.. Click here for more about buying a Yoyo Loach from us. 100% Upvoted. (So I would assume the likelihood of him being eaten, whilst having eyes on the tank at all time during this, is very unlikely) after â¦ With the guidance of my LPS and online research I decided to add 4 male guppys and 1 red dwarf gourami (I had hoped to add more but they were acclimating in my LPS and so was going to pop back in the week). It's been set up for a good 9 months now with an external fluval 206 filter. Yoyo loach looses color when eating snails? Botia almorhae GRAY, 1831 Yo-Yo Loach SynonymsTop â. Etymology. I thought clown loaches were great community inhabitants. Adding more loaches of similar size may help. Yoyo Loach. Archived. When he went to the LFS to buy a couple of clown loaches, they told him the loaches would eat his guppies. Fish, and plants that are coming in Friday Jan. 8th zebra danios del... ta male guppies black mollies harlequin rasboras blue platys pink kissing gouramis gold gouramis blue gouramis yellow lab cichlids lots of glo tetras glo danios snow white parrot cichlids medium neon tetras medium yoyo loach glo sharks amazon medium, and large sword plants jungle val plants anubias â¦ The letters are most clear when the loach is young, giving way to a more solidly reticulated pattern as the fish matures. Yoyo Loach: Yoyo, or Pakistani loaches, are Member. Or is this natural? Need some more information please: tank size, tank mates, how many other yoyos are there etc. This fish Sand or fine gravel should be used as the substrate; if several animals of this type are kept, the aquarium must be well structured with stones and roots. I kept one by himself for about 2 years with endlers livebearers and he didn't bother them too much unless he was eating food. Are your danios aggressive, or are they just bored ? I have 3 platies, 3 baby clown loaches, 11 neons, 5 male guppies, 3 angel fish and 2 weather loaches. Will a yoyo loach be ok in my tank? I don't have another tank for her to go in. Oh and if you could add a picture of a yoyo loach ( yours or off the internet)that would be great so that i could find out what the name is. My loaches have never been aggressive before, but suddenly out of nowhere my loaches start nipping at my goldfish's fins. Yoyo's have a hierarchical social arrangement. Zebra Loach Habitat and Care . My loaches are being aggressive! Otherwise you will need to find him a new home. This thread is archived. Iâm not sure how best to handle this, the loaches were bought to get rid of pest snails which they have done a great job, havenât seen one in weeks, but Id have liked to keep him. Guppies, guppy fry, swordtail, molly & platy Aquarium - Duration: 1:10. Scientific Name: Chromobotia macracanthus Also Known As: Tiger Loach Adult Size: 12 inches (30 cm) Lifespan: 15+ years Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon pH: 6.5-7.0 Hardness: 5-12 dGH Temperature: 75-86 Fahrenheit (24-30 Celsius) Tankmates: Keep with others of its own kind. Thank you for your advise. Then we noticed the largest of the 3 loaches was constantly chasing the gourami and wouldnât leave it alone, it was getting rather aggressive and we even noticed some red coloured stuff around itâs mouth. Botia almorhae was first described in 1920. As adults, they are about 4 inches long. Their dark bands with light blue tint contrasts against their silver bodies creating a really interesting look. Even long-finned guppies or small tetras may be picked on by the zebra loaches. They can live to be up to 10 years old and are native to southeast Asia. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. And it is not unheard of for the odd loach to become unusually aggressive and if this one is harassing all the fish, I'd return it, exchange it for another specimen, and give some thought to returning the DG too, it's really not suited to this group of tankmates. Loach fish. A somewhat unconventional recommendation, yoyo loaches tend to do very well with angelfish. Oh and it's mostly the female that is doing the nipping. Now we have just checked on them before going to bed and the same Loach is going crazy chasing every fish in itâs sight, even the mollys and other loaches which werenât a problem before. Your fish will also eat small pest snails in the tank, meaning a group of yoyos can be a perfect control for snails infestations. Yoyo Loach should not be kept under 100 cm in length in aquariums, because the animals love to swim. I was originally going to have just some terra which were the same price as the guppys so I trusted the LFS as they didnât have a reason to lie? My goldfish is fairly large so I'm not too worried. SORRY, but that is far from the truth. In a 29 gallon, I still had a few babies of the endlers survive, but not as many as I was hoping, so I ended up giving him away and my population of endlers exploded. So I was cleaning out my tank about 3 days ago, doing a part water change and also using a new gravel cleaner for my substrate. Clown Loach Fish Species Profile Like other bottom feeders, these fish have barbels around their mouths, which help them find food in the substrate. Thanks, stocking 2yoyo loach about 8-9cm 12 molly 5 guppys 1 bn 1 L080. Easily the most recognizable of the Loach family, Clown Loaches are â¦ When engaged in mock-fights or hiding, the yoyo loach's markings can dim to gray, but they quickly return to normal. Can you keep a YoYo loach with a mystery snail? MervinKhlonson. WEATHER LOACH & BLOOD RED PARROT TANK, FROM START TO STOCKED. Incidentally, you would be very ill-advised to attempt to keep two DG males in this size of a tank. Jan 5, 2013. The yoyo loach is silver with dark markings that look very much like the letters Y and O. But because of their size and need to be keep in groups of at least five, they can only be kept with angelfish in very large aquariums. Kuhli's only get up to around 4 inches in length, and they are so thin and eel-like that their mouths do not get that big. I have a few platys and 2 cories (peppered) in my ten gallon tank. Males exhibit redness around barbels and mouth. Is this because I only kept one? My tank has 3 male guppies , 2 cardinals and 2 bloodfin tetra , 2 dwarf gouramis , sailfin mollies and a spotted plec, some Cory's and a shrimp. All the advice I had been given prior said they were Good community fish and wouldnât cause me any problems. 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