Indian Galaxy Loach - Planted Tank Mates

Indian Galaxy Loach

3″ | single | 30 gal

PH 6.5 – 7.8 | Peaceful

Mesonoemacheilus guentheri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.8

dGH: 3 – 12

dKH: 2 – 8

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 1

Tank Mates

Peaceful mid-dwellers like Neon Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Molliles and Guppies.  Bottom dwellers like Otocinclus, other Corydoras and calmer loaches like Kuhli loaches.

Notes

Galaxy Loaches are popular for their striking patterns and slender bodies.  They’re best kept as a single in a tank, or in large groups of 10 or more.  They can also be kept in pairs, but compatibility will vary.  Be sure to provide a large tank for them to swim around compfortably.

 

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ImageIndian galaxy loach fish (Mesonoemacheilus Guentheri).Silver otocinclus (Otocinclus vestitus).Horsemen corydora catfish (Corydoras eques).Green laser corydora catfish (Corydoras sp. CW009).Dwarf otocinclus catfish (Otocinclus macrospilus).Golden otocinclus (Macrotocinclus affinis).
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Description

3" | single | 30 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.8 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

Content

Mesonoemacheilus guentheri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 78

PH: 6.5 - 7.8

dGH: 3 - 12

dKH: 2 - 8

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 1

Tank Mates

Peaceful mid-dwellers like Neon Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Molliles and Guppies.  Bottom dwellers like Otocinclus, other Corydoras and calmer loaches like Kuhli loaches.

Notes

Galaxy Loaches are popular for their striking patterns and slender bodies.  They're best kept as a single in a tank, or in large groups of 10 or more.  They can also be kept in pairs, but compatibility will vary.  Be sure to provide a large tank for them to swim around compfortably.

 

Otocinclus vestitus

Characteristics

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Herbivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 - 15

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocardina Shrimp, Cardinal and Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches

Notes

Otocinclus are very hardy and one of the most peaceful nano catfish you'll ever find.  They're true herbivores and wont eat baby shrimp fry.  They're also a shoaling fish, so when kept in larger groups they'll swim around together from one feeding point to another.

Corydoras eques

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2 1/2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Corydoras sp. CW009

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2 1/2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Otocinclus macrospilus

Characteristics

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Herbivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 - 15

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocardina Shrimp, Cardinal and Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches

Notes

Otocinclus are very hardy and one of the most peaceful nano catfish you'll ever find.  They're true herbivores and wont eat baby shrimp fry.  They're also a shoaling fish, so when kept in larger groups they'll swim around together from one feeding point to another.

Macrotocinclus affinis

Characteristics

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Herbivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 - 15

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocardina Shrimp, Cardinal and Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches

Notes

Otocinclus are very hardy and one of the most peaceful nano catfish you'll ever find.  They're true herbivores and wont eat baby shrimp fry.  They're also a shoaling fish, so when kept in larger groups they'll swim around together from one feeding point to another.

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