The Yoyo loach, Almora loach or Pakistani loach is a wonderful freshwater fish to own that originates in the slow-running and still waters of the Ganges basin in northern India. They’re easy to care for, fun to observe, and neat-looking, no matter how experience you are. It is named for its dark and pale patterns, which often can be seen to spell "yoyo", hence the common name yoyo loach. Yoyo Loaches have mighty appetites. They need to be fed multiple small meals throughout the day to stay healthy. But, you also have to be wary of overfeeding! These fish will eat until they get sick. Fortunately, you can feed Yoyo Loaches just about anything. They’re very opportunistic and will accept dried foods without any issues. Just make sure that you use sinking pellets or wafers. These fish hardly go to the surface of the water, so you need to stick to foods that can sink to the bottom.


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Scientific Name Common Name Size  Temperament
 Botia almorhae
 Pakistani/yoyo Loach 160mm Timid
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank Size Diet
 24-30oC 6.0-8.0 150 litres Omnivore