Ringed Victory Loach
Syn: Cobitis scaturigina, Nemachilus scaturigina, Cobitis subfusca, Nemachilus subfuscus, Nemacheilus scaturigina, Noemacheilus scaturigina, Schistura zonata, Nemacheilus zonatus, Noemacheilus zonatus, Nemachilus zonatus, Nemachilus mugah, Nemacheilus mugah, Nemacheilus schebbeuri, Noemacheilus shebbearei, Nemachilus shebbearei
Native to: Eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan
Sexual Dimorphism: Females are more plump
Max size: 2.5 inches (6 -7cm)
pH: 6.0-7.5 Hardness: Soft-medium Max dh: 12
Temp: 68ºF to 77 ºF (18-25°C)
Feeding: Most foods accepted. Sinking formulas and bottom-dwelling live-foods. Bloodworm/Brine shrimp.
In the aquarium, to duplicate the natural habitat of these loaches, it is best to offer high oxygen levels by providing excellent water-flow, adequate aeration & plenty of hiding places inside the tank. This fish loves to feast on algae growth! Anubias plant species and Microsorum pteropus are great choices for plants that will tolerate a high water flow which can also be grown on rocks or driftwood.
If you need to supplement with other foods, we recommend any of the New Life Spectrum Formulas or H2O Stable Wafers from our Fish Foods link. Stocking suggestion is 1 per 5 gallons of water.