The Yoyo Loach (Botia almorhae), also referred to as the "Pakistani Loach", is an energetic species of bottomfeeding loach. These fish have long, slender bodies, barbels on their mouths, and a distinct "YOYO" pattern along their sides. This listing is for juvenile Yoyo Loaches, approximately 1.5 inches in length.
These fish do best in schools of at least 3, and will grow anywhere between 3-5 inches. A small school of Yoyo Loaches will live comfortably in a 20-gallon aquarium. These fish prefer a neutral pH, and water temperatures between 75 and 83 degrees Fahrenheit. These fish are prone to jumping when startled, so a tight-fitting lid is recommended.
Yoyo Loaches are bottomfeeders, and will happily eat any food that lands on the bottom of the aquarium. They enjoy the occasional meal of bloodworms or brine shrimp, and it's important to keep their diet varied.
These fish can live with peaceful community fish, along with semi-aggressive species. They should not be kept with fish species that are particularly timid or slow, as the energetic nature of the Yoyo Loach can overwhelm them.