Peacock Loach (Nemacheilus pavonaceus)

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Peacock Loach

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Peacock Loach

Nemacheilus pavonaceus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




6.0 - 7.5

18 -25 °C (64.4-77°F)

2-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Peacock Loach

Additional scientific names

Cobitis pavonacea, Acanthocobitis pavonaceus, Noemacheilus pavonaceus, Acanthocobitis pavonacea

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature females are broader in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful bottom dweller that appreciates company of its own kind, keep with other peaceful community fish who are not bothered by a strong current which this fish requires.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including sinking pellets and flake and adores bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

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