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Botsia Striata (Botia striata) – content, breeding

Botia striata NARAYAN RAO, 1920.

Botsia Striat is a spectacular, peace-loving and unpretentious fish, known in aquarism since 1920. For an unusual pattern on the body got the name Botsie zebra and Striped botion.

Habitat: For the first time, a zebra-type battle was found in the Tunga River, which flows through the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Later it turned out that the fish live in two more rivers of India – Panchganga and Kouna, as well as in some waters of Pakistan and Bangladesh.

They prefer mountain rivers with clear water, choose areas with a pile of boulders, stones, a layer of fallen leaves and a sandy bottom.

In nature, striped combat is extremely rare. View on the verge of extinction and is in the Red Book.

Description: the body is elongated, the back line is rounded, and the abdomen is straight. Snout blunted with three pairs of very sensitive antennae.

The body color is yellowish-golden, on the main background there are a lot of transverse dark stripes, slightly widening at the bottom. The fins are transparent and decorated with a pattern of dark stripes and dots.

Abdomen golden hue.

A distinctive feature of the battle zebra is a reddish nose, which many aquarists, due to inexperience, take for damage from digging fish in the ground.

Like all members of the genus, striped combat has a spike under the eyes, which is not noticeable in a calm state. Fish use it in stressful situations for defense, but in the aquarium they demonstrate “weapons” extremely rarely.

It is very difficult to distinguish the fish by the floor, especially young individuals. Males are slightly brighter and slimmer, while mature females have a fuller and rounded abdomen filled with caviar.

In nature, the size of the battle zebra can reach 10, less often 12 cm, but in aquarium conditions it rarely grows more than 7-8 cm.

Arrangement and parameters of the aquarium: striped fights are small and peaceful fish, they feel more comfortable in a flock, so you need to keep from 5, and even better, more than a dozen individuals. The aquarium is required spacious – from 100 liters, with a variety of shelters made of snags, stones, pipes, grottoes, clay pots and thickets of plants.

Soil prefers from sand or small gravel with a lot of smooth stones and pebbles. Keep in mind that they can climb into small crevices and cracks, so objects with sharp edges should not be used.

The presence of a tight-fitting lid is also important, as these fish are capable of jumping.

Despite the fact that Botia striata it is active in the daytime, it does not like bright sunlight, therefore floating plants are desirable, creating twilight in the aquarium. In such conditions, the fish are more mobile and playful.

The lighting can be relatively weak, it is possible to use plants capable of growing in these conditions, such as Microsorum pteropus (Thai fern), Java moss (‘Java’ moss) or Anubiases – they have an additional advantage because they can be attached to decorations of the design in such a way to create a shadow useful for combat.

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