Polka Dot Loach - Planted Tank Mates

Polka Dot Loach

4″ | 5 or more| 30 gal

PH 6 – 7.5 | Peaceful

Botia kubotai

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 73 – 79

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 6 – 12

dKH: 4 – 8

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 5 or more

Tank Mates

Since they’re at the bottom of the tank, they get along with most top-dwellers like Sparkling Gouramis, Danios, Mollies and Endlers.  Mid-dwellers like Neon and Ember Tetras, Cherry Barbs, Rasboras.  Bottom dwellers like Otocinclus, Clown Loachs other Corydoras.  They can be fin nippers, so avoid long fin tetras, Bettas, Dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Polka Dot Loach, also known as Burmese Border Loach, are peaceful community fish similar to Zebra Loaches. Do well with fish their size or smaller.  They need a lot of room to graze the bottom of the tank, so provide a minimum of 30 gallons or more.

 

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Description

4" | 5 or more| 30 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

1.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful


2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

Content

Botia kubotai

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 73 - 79

PH: 6 - 7.5

dGH: 6 - 12

dKH: 4 - 8

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 5 or more

Tank Mates

Since they're at the bottom of the tank, they get along with most top-dwellers like Sparkling Gouramis, Danios, Mollies and Endlers.  Mid-dwellers like Neon and Ember Tetras, Cherry Barbs, Rasboras.  Bottom dwellers like Otocinclus, Clown Loachs other Corydoras.  They can be fin nippers, so avoid long fin tetras, Bettas, Dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Polka Dot Loach, also known as Burmese Border Loach, are peaceful community fish similar to Zebra Loaches. Do well with fish their size or smaller.  They need a lot of room to graze the bottom of the tank, so provide a minimum of 30 gallons or more.  

Corydoras sterbai

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

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 CW127

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 paleatus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1 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 matae

Characteristics:

Max Size: 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 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.

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