Loaches | Hi Fin Banded Loach

Loaches | Hi Fin Banded Loach

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name:  Myxocyprinus asiaticus

Common Name: Hi Fin Banded Loach, Chinese High Fin Banded Shark , Chinese High Fin Sucker, Sailfin Sucker, Topsail Sucker

Adult Size: 2 - 3 feet

Life Expectancy: 25 - 30 years

Habitat: Yangtze River in China

Minimum Tank Size: 1000 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 34 - 90°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.6
  • Water Hardness: 150 ppm

    Temperament: Peaceful

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; accept most types of food and can successfully be fed sinking pellets and wafers. Sinking catfish pellets are generally good as well.  Vary the diet by feeding them frozen foods, e.g. shrimps and vegetables such as frozen peas and broccoli, every now and then.

    Breeding & Spawning: Not known to spawn in captivity due to them rarely reaching maturity.

    Gender: Sexing, or identifying the sex, can be difficult if the koi is under a foot long. With older koi, males are slimmer and smaller than females. Females have a fuller body and broader shoulders