Cobítidos (Cobitidae)

the Cobítidos, also called loaches, son warm water fish which bring together about a hundred species, in seven different genres, even if in aquariums are usually found mainly two: Botia gender and gender Pangio. These species come mostly from Indonesia and the Far East for Botia, and Southeast Asia for Pangio. fish are associated with the bottom of the aquarium and to the substrate, from where they extract their food. One of his most outstanding morphological characteristics, is the presence of an erectile spine under the eye, which it is usually a weapon for protection against natural predators, and it can cause injury to being manipulated in the aquarium. Rather timid habits, They prefer well planted aquariums, where they find shelter. They are also gregarious, so they prefer to live in small groups of five or more individuals.

Botia clown

Chromobotia macracanthus Within the genus Botia, the Clown Botia is one of the most popular fish. We are talking about a fish from Sumatra, the Sunda Islands and Borneo, where its natural habitat. In the aquarium, We find a sociable and peaceful fish, who likes a well planted aquarium, with plenty of roots or dry wood, where to hide, given his rather shy character and light phobia. Although no preference for a particular type of water, preferred high temperature aquariums, that range from 23ºC and 26ºC. See: Botia clown

Pangio kuhlii

El Pangio Kuhlli loach is a native of northeastern Bengal, Malaysia, Java and Sumatra islands, Borneo, Singapore and Malaca. Pure habitat are shallow rivers, where he lives in sandy bottoms which they are coated sediment. It has a very unique body, extended, about 12 centimeters in length and shape of eel. The back of his body is crisscrossed by bands of dark brown or black, that they are not present in the ventral. They are nocturnal fish, so it is recurring to hide in the sandy bottom during the day, to what your eyes are covered by a membrane that protects.