They only get to about 2.5". It's call chain loach / dwarf loach (Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki). Courtney Harrison. Help , Please. Let me suggest you a different loach. Yoyo loaches do tend to get gravid with eggs. Apr 7, 2019. assuming that this was from eating habbits i brought them home, acclimated them and they both have been doing great! Males exhibit redness around barbels and mouth. i hav a yoyo loach in a 15 gallon tank and a polka dot loach wiv it also and the yo yo loaches belly is bigger than obviously should be and them to r all ways hanging out together andstuff is this a diases or (very unlickey ) pregnant? When engaged in mock-fights or hiding, the yoyo loach's markings can dim to gray, but they quickly return to normal. Yo-Yo will grow too big for a 10 gallon tank. Fat Yoyo - Death Pattern. They were/are in a 20g at the moment with four green Tiger Barbs. Maximum … My 3 yo-yo is about 5" (in my 55 gallon tank). I've been scouring the archives too see if there was anything about my Yoyo loaches' weird deaths. Member. the tank is fully cycled, water parameters are great. I will say you will need at least 20 gallon tanks to host the yo yo. Yoyo Loach Tropical Fish Learn all about the Yoyo Loach's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. The yoyo loach is silver with dark markings that look very much like the letters Y and O. Pakistani Loaches can be kept comfortably with other loaches (Clown Loach, Dwarf Loach) as well as other passive fish. tonight i noticed that the lumps have gotten much much bigger, she looks quite pregnant … The Yoyo Loach Botia almorhae is a very pretty fish. How Old Yoyo Loach And Are These Swordtails Pregnant? I have 6 of them, they are very cute and fun to watch. This fish can live up to 16 years old and grow to around 15cm. The name yoyo loach originates from the fact that the marking on the fishes side resemble the word “yoyo”, although this becomes more difficult to see as the fish ages. Yoyo loaches prefer to be kept in slow-moving water, although some individuals have shown preference for faster moving waters. Healthy Yoyo loach specimens will also display a beautiful prismatic light blue that blends from the edges of the dark bands into the silver body color. Scientific Name: Botia almorhae (Gray, 1831) Common name: Yoyo Loach, Almorha Loach, Pakistani Loach, Reticulated loach Synonyms: Botia lohachata Distribution: India, Nepal, Bangladesh. The yoyo loach (Botia almorhae), also known as the Pakistani loach, is a small fresh water fish native to India and Pakistan. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Yoyo Loach is the right … It is basically a silver color with dark vertical bands. Botia almorhae (Yo Yo Loach) Botia almorhae (formerly known as Botia lohachata) is frequently available in the UK or US under the name Pakistani Loach. The letters are most clear when the loach is young, giving way to a more solidly reticulated pattern as the fish matures. two weeks ago i bought two yoyo loaches from the LFS, at the time i noticed that one was a bit lumpy in the belly. I've had several females that were ripe with eggs, however, in a community tank, chances are very rare for the fry to likely survive and reach adult stage. Sexual Dimorphism: Females generally plumper all over than males and can get extremely fat when full of eggs. I got 4 baby Yoyos a few months back. It is a white coloured fish with black markings along its body more-or-less in alternating shapes of ‘Y’ and ‘O’ earning it the popular international common name of Yo-Yo Loach. Just check Mad Duff's threads in loaches.com and you can learn a lot about the way he bred his loaches. 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