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Angelicus Botia

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SAVE $10 off $60 or $15 off $75 - Online Only!

Offer valid on online orders only. Maximum discount $10 off $60 purchase and $15 off $75 purchase. Transaction total is prior to taxes & after discounts are applied. Savings will automatically reflect in the shopping cart with the purchase of qualifying merchandise. Maximum value $150. Offer not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases, charitable donations and may exclude all or select items from the following brands: Advantage®, AquaClear®, Blue Buffalo®, CatMouse, Dog MD™, Eukanuba®, Fluval®, FRONTLINE®, Greenies®, Grreat Choice®, High Tech Pet®, Hill’s® Ideal Balance™, Hill’s® Science Diet®, Hill’s® Prescription Diet®, K9 advantix®, KONG®, Kurgo®, MidWest Homes for Pets, Natural Balance®, Nature’s Variety®, Nulo, Nutro™ Max®, Nutro™ Ultra™ , Pedigree®, Pet Gear, PetSafe®, Purina® Pro Plan®, Redbarn, Royal Canin®, Sentry®, Sunbeam®, Wellness®, XPOWER, iFamCare™. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid on PetSmart.com through March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 am EST.

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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 5"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 20+ gallons
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Angelicus botias, commonly referred to as polka-dot loaches, are extremely peaceful and live best in a community aquarium with fish of the same disposition. They are communal fish that do best when they are kept in small groups containing 3-6 loaches. Be sure to provide them numerous shelters for greater security. This generally makes them bolder. Like most bottom-dwellers the substrate should consist of a fine-grained or round-edged gravel.

Loaches either lack or have very tiny scales, which means they have almost no protection from toxic materials dissolved inthe aquarium. Avoid adding medications to the aquarium unless they are specifically recommended for "scaleless" fish.

Omnivores
This means they will eat both plants and tiny, living creatures.

Staple diet
Choose a tropical flake or sinking pellet fish food. Feed according to the directions on the packaging.

Specialty foods
Vary their diet by including frozen or freezedried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. Always remember to thaw frozen foods before feeding.

Aquarium
Minimum aquarium size for smaller species of loaches is 10 gallons, but species that get over 4" long need an aquarium that's larger. A good rule of thumb is one gallon of water for every one inch of full-grown fish.

Décor
Loaches do best in aquariums that have lots of hiding places in the form of roots, driftwood and rockwork. In addition, place lots of hardy plants, such as vallisneria and java fern throughout.

Fish compatibility
Loaches can share their aquarium with other non-aggressive, tropical community fish.

 

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Angelicus Botia
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