Sumo Loach (Schistura balteata)

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Remarks: Like many loach species, Sumo Loaches (Schistura balteata) appreciate living in groups of 3+. They come from fast-flowing streams in Myanmar and Thailand, where they live among various sized boulders with little or no aquatic vegetation. In the aquarium, they can tolerate a range of conditions, but require fairly high oxygen content. Plants are acceptable in their tank, along with driftwood and smooth rocks. 

Scientific Name: Schistura balteata

Common Name: Sumo Loach

Max Size: 3"

pH: 6.5-7.5

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 72-80°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Southeast Asia

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish, rainbows, peaceful cichlids, catfish

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