Blue Red-Fin Botia, Botia modesta, Botia rubrippinis, Red-finned Loach, Redtail Botia, Yasuhikotakia modesta
- Native to: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand.
- Hardness: Medium.
- Max dh: 12
- Temp: 78.8ºF to 86ºF(26-30C)
- Colors may vary slightly but skin color is a blue tone.
- Fins are generally deep maroon to slight orange hue depending on feeds offered.
Females generally plumper all over than males. They reach a maximum size of 10 inches in the wild, and typicvally a max of 5-7″ in aquariums. Due to its potentially large size and need for the company of its own species, a large tank is required with excellent filtration and regular water-changes.
Y. modesta are excellent diggers that appreciate a sand substrate to protect their delicate barbels. Lighting should be subdued as they prefer either a heavily planted tank, caves, or lower light. Feeding: Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, chopped earthworms, Bloodworms, Mysis Shrimp, chopped Cocktail Shrimp. Avoid over-feeding as these fish are very greedy.