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")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.7

14 -18 °C (57.2-64.4°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Cobitidae





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

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

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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