Spined Loach (Cobitis taenia)

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Spined Loach

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Spined Loach

Cobitis taenia

132 Litres (35 US G.)

8-13 cm (3.1-5.1")




7.0 - 7.7

14 -18 °C (57.2-64.4°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Spined Loach, Spiny Loach

Additional scientific names

Cobitis taenia taenia, Cobitis spilura, Cobitis taenia danubialis, Cobitis taenia dalmatina, Cobitis taenia narentana, Cobitis taenia ohrindana, Cobitis taenioides

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in slow-flowing and still waters with fine sandy substrate across Europe and Asia, from Spain to Siberia including the UK.

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