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Daily - mix of crushed cobalt flake, plecocaine and spirulina
1-2 times a week - Repashy soilent green
1-2 times a week - frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp & bloodworms
Once a week - NLS Thera +A
The occasional crushed snail
Also tried earthworm sticks, hikari algae and carnivore wafers
*edit* and fresh zucchini
With all this food I've also been doing 30-40% pwc's twice a week
Scientific name: Yaoshania pachychilus
Common name: Panda loach
Synonyms: Protomyzon pachychilus (Chen 1980)
Distribution: Dayoa Mountain (Dayaoshan) in Jinxiu County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Region, southern China
Sexual dimorphism: undocumented
Maximum size: 2.5 inches (60 mm)
Similar to: ?
Care: A demersal species inhabiting small mountain streams. As with all sucker-type
Hillstream species, care is broadly the same. All need excellent water-flow and
aeration, numerous rocky hiding places and smooth pebbles and boulders to
graze over. Lighting should be bright to encourage algal growth in the aquarium.
Plants are not necessary as the fish do not normally encounter them in the wild,
but they will help with water-quality. Suitable plants for high-flow environments
are Anubias and Microsoreum. These will grow on rockwork or driftwood.
Feeding: The natural diet is likely to consist of benthic algae and associated micro-
Organisms but will accept good quality dried food as well as live and frozen
foods such as bloodworm, daphnia, and brine shrimp. Although excessive
protein should be avoided as it may cause digestive issues.
Water parameters: pH 6.5 to 7.5, hardnes 2-15°
Temperature: 68-75°F (20-24°C)
Notes: Although categorized on the IUCN redlist as least concern based on a 2007
assessment, little information is known about the species. Presumed to be
found throughout the Dayoashan Mountains which is protected forest park and
no major threats are known.
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