Botia Kubotai


Size: Approx. 2″

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Generally peaceful with other species of fish
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 74-84° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.0-7.5
Max. Size: 5.5″
Color Form: Botia kubotai dramatically changes colour as it gets older and no two fish appear to share the same colour pattern. Juveniles have three black stripes and five black bars, along with what Kottelat describes as “four pairs of elongate yellow blotches.
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: Tankmates should be small, peaceful, and benefit from the same fast flowing conditions
Origin: Myanmar
Family: Cobitidae
Lifespan: 8-12 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner