Stone Loach (Barbatula barbatula)

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Stone Loach

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Stone Loach

Barbatula barbatula

170 Litres (45 US G.)

19-21 cm (7.5-8.3")




7.0 - 7.7

18 -23 °C (64.4-73.4°F)

10-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-7 years



Additional names

Stone Loach

Additional scientific names

Barbatula barbatula caucasica, Barbatula barbatulus, Barbatula oreas, Cobitis barbatula, Cobitis barbatula parisiensis, Cobitis barbatula pictava, Cobitis barbatula pironae, Cobitis furstenbergii, Cobitis variabilis, Nemacheilus barbatulus, Nemacheilus barbatulus anglicana, Nemacheilus barbatulus barbatulus, Nemacheilus barbatulus blackiana, Nemacheilus barbatulus caucasicus, Nemacheilus barbatulus erythrinna, Nemacheilus sibiricus, Nemachilus barbatulus, Nemachilus barbatulus caucasicus, Nemachilus barbatulus vardarensis, Noemacheilus barbatulus, Noemacheilus barbatulus hispanica, Noemacheilus barbulatus, Orthrias barbatulus, Orthrias oreas

Environment specifics[edit]

Prefers a gravel substrate with large river rock décor and fast flowing well oxygenated water. Sensitive to water conditions, mature tanks only.


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