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The Skunk Loach, also known as Yasuhikotakia morleti, is a lively and eye-catching freshwater fish that can add a unique touch to any aquarium. This species originates from Southeast Asia and is often sought after by fish enthusiasts due to its active personality and vibrant colors.


Skunk Loaches can grow up to 5 inches in length and require a minimum tank size of 30 gallons to ensure they have plenty of space to swim and explore. They are social creatures and prefer to be kept in groups of 3 or more.


In terms of temperament, Skunk Loaches are generally peaceful and get along well with other non-aggressive fish species. However, they can be a bit territorial with their own kind and may exhibit some aggressive behavior towards each other.


One of the unique traits of Skunk Loaches is their distinctive striped pattern which resembles that of a skunk. They have a black and white coloration, with a dark stripe running along the top of their body and a lighter stripe running along the bottom.


When it comes to their diet, Skunk Loaches are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. A balanced diet can be achieved by offering them a combination of high-quality flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms or brine shrimp.


In terms of care difficulty, Skunk Loaches are considered to be a moderate level of care. They require a stable and well-maintained environment, proper filtration, and regular water changes to keep them healthy and happy.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH: 5-15
  • kH: 3-12
  • TDS: 150-250
  • Temperature: 75-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Skunk Loach

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