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Cyprinids - Botia Species
(Botia species)

Botia Species Photo Courtesy of: ekkwill.com Botia Species > Quick Stats
Food: Botias should be feed regular frozen blood worms, flake foods, sinking tablets and on occasions, daphnia.
Breeding: Very tough usually only done in home aquariums on accident.
Tank Conditions: Botias prefer slightly acidic water ranging from 6.6-7.0, but some species can tolerate water conditions of up to 7.3!

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Botia. If you need more information navigate to the related web links section. Send any additional information or questions to Ask An Expert

Compatibility:
Most botia are peaceful Botia Histrionica, they range to the aggressive Botia Beauforti. Choosing tank mates for Botias can be either easy or difficult, depending on what species of Botia you are planning to keep. If you want to keep peaceful Botias in your aquarium, then add community fish to the tank. Good examples of this would be: swordtails, tetras, dwarf cichlids, pencilfish, angelfish, platys, corydoras catfish, etc. If you are planning to keep semi aggressive or aggressive Botia species, then I would recommend Gouramis, Rainbowfish, and other South American Cichlids as suitable fish.

Botia Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Botia Q/A

  1. Botias a predominately bottom dwellers, and spend much of their time looking for food, or just exploring their surroundings.
  2. Some species of Botia even accept vegetables such as zucchini and cucumbers.
  3. Botias are very good snail exterminators as well.

Botia Species: DO'S - Botia Q/A

  1. Feed them food, they are not just scavengers.

Botia Species: DONT'S - Botia Q/A

  1. Be careful to put botia in with compatiable species.

 Botia Common Species Care Sheet - (PETCO.com)

Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Botia experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to Ask An Expert If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.


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External Web Resources
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 List of Nominal Species of Cyprinidae

 

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