Zebra loach (Botia striata)
Zebra loach (Botia striata)
Zebra loach (Botia striata)
Zebra loach (Botia striata)

Zebra loach (Botia striata)

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Introducing the Zebra Loach, an eye-catching addition to any aquarium!


The Zebra Loach (Botia striata) is a captivating species known for its distinctive striped pattern and lively demeanor. This loach species is highly sought after by aquarists for its striking appearance and active behavior, making it a popular choice for both beginner and experienced fishkeepers alike.

Native to freshwater habitats in Southeast Asia, the Zebra Loach brings a touch of the exotic to your aquarium with its sleek, elongated body adorned with bold black and white stripes. Its vibrant coloration and energetic swimming make it a focal point of any aquatic display.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Zebra Loach is valued for its role in controlling pest snail populations in the aquarium. With its voracious appetite for small invertebrates, including snails, the Zebra Loach offers a natural and effective solution for keeping unwanted pests in check.

What We Like About This Fish:
- Stunning striped pattern adds visual interest to the aquarium
- Energetic and active swimming behavior
- Effective pest snail control
- Hardy and adaptable to various water conditions
- Compatible with a wide range of tankmates

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- Temperature: 72° - 78°F (22° - 26°C)
- pH: 6.5 – 7.5
- KH: 4 - 10 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 20 gallons

CARE GUIDELINES:
- Diet: Omnivorous. Offer a varied diet including sinking pellets, frozen foods, and live or frozen invertebrates.
- Social behavior: Zebra Loaches are social fish and should be kept in groups of at least 3-5 individuals.
- Origin: Southeast Asia
- Average adult size: 3 - 4 inches (7.6 - 10 cm)
- Average purchase size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)

**Please note: Provide plenty of hiding spots and sheltered areas in the aquarium for the Zebra Loach to explore. Ensure a well-maintained tank with regular water changes to support their health and vitality.**

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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

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