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Sumo Loach II (Schistura Atarensis)

$2499 CAD
SKU: 400000029429

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Sumo Loach II (Schistura Atarensis)

Description

The Sumo Loach (Schistura Atarensis) is a captivating freshwater fish celebrated for its distinctive appearance and fascinating behavior. These loaches have gained popularity as a sought-after addition among aquarium enthusiasts. Their engaging demeanor and ability to coexist harmoniously with various tankmates make them an attractive choice for aquarists in search of an intriguing and visually striking species to enhance their aquatic setups.

  1. Temperature: Sumo Loach II (Schistura Atarensis) thrives within a temperature range of 22°C to 26°C. Maintaining the aquarium temperature within this range is essential for their overall well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum capacity of at least 20 gallons to accommodate Sumo Loach II. This size ensures sufficient space for their activities and meets their habitat requirements.

Feeding Habits: Sumo Loach II is an omnivorous species, accepting a varied diet. Include high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia in their diet for optimal nutrition.

Habitat Preference: These loaches are commonly found in flowing streams and rivers. Mimic their natural habitat in the aquarium by incorporating rocks, driftwood, and plants. Providing hiding spots and a substrate that resembles their native environment is beneficial.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.5 to 7.5 to replicate the conditions of their native habitat.

Behavior: Sumo Loach II is an active and social species. They exhibit exploratory behavior and appreciate a well-structured aquarium with hiding spots. Regularly rearranging the environment can encourage their natural behaviors.

Sumo Loach II tends to be more comfortable when kept in groups. Consider having at least three individuals to promote their well-being and reduce stress.

These loaches are primarily bottom dwellers, exploring the substrate for food. While they are not strictly nocturnal, they may be more active during the evening and night.

Color and Other Details: Sumo Loach II features a combination of colors, including shades of brown, gray, and sometimes hints of red or orange. Their bodies may display intricate patterns, contributing to their visual appeal.

Solitary: While Sumo Loach II can be kept individually, they thrive better in the company of their own kind. Keeping them in groups enhances their social interactions and reduces stress.

It's important to note that the details provided here are based on general characteristics of the Schistura Atarensis species. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, consult reputable aquarium literature, species-specific guides, or seek advice from experienced aquarists familiar with Sumo Loach II.

Specifications

  • Category
    Loaches
  • Species Type
    Stone Loach
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 79°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Sandy Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Bottom-Dwelling, Community Fish

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Sumo Loach II (Schistura Atarensis)

$2499 CAD

The Sumo Loach (Schistura Atarensis) is a captivating freshwater fish celebrated for its distinctive appearance and fascinating behavior. These loaches have gained popularity as a sought-after addition among aquarium enthusiasts. Their engaging demeanor and ability to coexist harmoniously with various tankmates make them an attractive choice for aquarists in search of an intriguing and visually striking species to enhance their aquatic setups.

  1. Temperature: Sumo Loach II (Schistura Atarensis) thrives within a temperature range of 22°C to 26°C. Maintaining the aquarium temperature within this range is essential for their overall well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum capacity of at least 20 gallons to accommodate Sumo Loach II. This size ensures sufficient space for their activities and meets their habitat requirements.

Feeding Habits: Sumo Loach II is an omnivorous species, accepting a varied diet. Include high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia in their diet for optimal nutrition.

Habitat Preference: These loaches are commonly found in flowing streams and rivers. Mimic their natural habitat in the aquarium by incorporating rocks, driftwood, and plants. Providing hiding spots and a substrate that resembles their native environment is beneficial.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.5 to 7.5 to replicate the conditions of their native habitat.

Behavior: Sumo Loach II is an active and social species. They exhibit exploratory behavior and appreciate a well-structured aquarium with hiding spots. Regularly rearranging the environment can encourage their natural behaviors.

Sumo Loach II tends to be more comfortable when kept in groups. Consider having at least three individuals to promote their well-being and reduce stress.

These loaches are primarily bottom dwellers, exploring the substrate for food. While they are not strictly nocturnal, they may be more active during the evening and night.

Color and Other Details: Sumo Loach II features a combination of colors, including shades of brown, gray, and sometimes hints of red or orange. Their bodies may display intricate patterns, contributing to their visual appeal.

Solitary: While Sumo Loach II can be kept individually, they thrive better in the company of their own kind. Keeping them in groups enhances their social interactions and reduces stress.

It's important to note that the details provided here are based on general characteristics of the Schistura Atarensis species. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, consult reputable aquarium literature, species-specific guides, or seek advice from experienced aquarists familiar with Sumo Loach II.

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