Emperor Loach (Botia udomritthiruji)

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Emperor Loach

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Emperor Loach

Botia udomritthiruji

170 Litres (45 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




6.0 - 6.5

22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-15 years



Additional names

Emperor Loach, Emperor Botia

Origin[edit | edit source]

Known only from the Tenessarim River drainage in the Taninthayi division, southern Myanmar (Burma).[1]

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature females are plumper in the mid-section than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish must be kept with others of it's own kind in groups of at least 5. It may mix with other Botia species as well as larger Barbs and Danios. Should not be kept with long-finned, slow-moving or shy fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including sinking pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as daphnia and bloodworm and chopped shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best with a soft sand as this fish will dig.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be mistaken for Botia histrionica and Botia kubotai.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, Issue 1, January 2008, Interesting Imports by Matt Clarke, page 112

External links[edit | edit source]