go to my pond/aquariumgo to how to ordergo to join & savego to pond storego to home pagego to aquarium storego to customer servicego to log in
May 22, 2018
Product Search
go to my shopping listgo to member salesgo to clearance itemsgo to specialsgo to new productsgo to cartbrowse manufacturersgo to advanced search
Browse Products
Accessories
Air Pumps
Air Stones & Diffusers
Air Tubing
Air Valves
Algae Control
Aquarium Mats
Aquariums & Kits*
Books
Breeding Equipment
Canister Filter
Canister Filter
Ceramics Decorations
Check Valves
Cleaning Supplies
CO2 Accessories
CO2 Atomizer
CO2 Diffusers
CO2 Glassware
CO2 Kit / Refill
CO2 Regulators
Controllers & Monitors
Cooling Fans
Coral Propagation
Dechlorinators
Decorations*
Feeders & Dosers
Filter Media
Filter Media*
Filters*
Foods
Foods, Frozen
Glass Feeder Planter
Glass Feeders
Glass Inflow & Outflow
Glass Shrimp Deco
Glass Siphon Box
Gravel & Substrates
Heating & Cooling
Hydrometers
Lighting*
Medications
Nets & Netting
Oxygen Reactor
pH/gH/kH Products
Plant & Shrimp Substrates
Plant Care
Planted Scissors & Tweezers
Planted Scissors &Tweezers
Plumbing*
Pond Fountain Heads
Pond Statuary
Posters
Predator & Pest Deterrent
Protein Skimmers
Pumps
Reactors
Reef Nutrition
Reef Nutrition, Live
Reptile & Amphibian
Salt
Shrimp Nutrients
Snail Treatments
Stream Pumps & Powerheads
Supplements & Additives*
Surface Skimmers
Tap Water Purification
Test Kits
Thermometers
Titanium Heaters
Traps
UV Rep. Lamps
UV Sterilizers
Wavemakers
Replacement Parts
Miscellaneous Products
News & Reviews Article  
go to saltwater solutionsgo to freshwater solutions
Modify Search View All Articles
Title Burmese Rosy Loach
Author

Sara Waller

Last Updated

2018-04-25

Abstract

A brief description of the Burmese rosy loach.


                                              

The Burmese rosy loach (undescribed, possibly Petruichthys sp.) is a small fish native to eastern Myanmar and northern Thailand.  This fish grows to an adult size of between .98 and 1.18 inches long.  Adult females are noticeably larger and rounder bellied than males and have a brownish base body color overlaid with many irregular dark spots and small blotches, with a darkish lateral stripe broken into a series of blotches in some specimens.  In the smaller, slimmer males the base body color is pale orange, becoming much brighter and more intense in breeding individuals, particularly in the posterior portion of the body.  When dark spots are present they tend to be restricted to the dorsal surface of the fish, and the lateral body stripe is usually solid.

                                          

The Burmese rosy loach is found alongside the celestial pearl danio in it's native habitat.                                                                                                                                                         

The Burmese rosy loach should be maintained in an aquarium of 20 gallons or larger.  A dark colored soft, sandy substrate (CS6631) is a good choice.  Driftwood (ZM2000) and leaf litter (CS706) make good additions.  Live plants are highly recommended.       

The Burmese rosy loach prefers a temperature of 68°F to 79°F, a pH of 6.5 to 8.0, and a hardness of 5 to 25°H.  

                                           

The Burmese rosy loach is peaceful and surprising bold for it's diminutive size.  Good tank mates include celestial pearl danios, dwarf emerald rasboras, chili rasboras, ember tetras, gold tetras. and small catfish such as otocinclus and corydoras.  Avoid large or overly aggressive species.  These small loaches are highly gregarious and should be kept in groups of 8 to 10 or more.

                                        

Unlike most loaches, Burmese rosy loaches spend a lot of time in the open, often hovering midwater, forming schools, and exploring all levels of the aquarium.

                                                 

In the wild, the Burmese rosy loach is thought to be a micropredator feeding chiefly on small insects, worms, crustaceans, and other zooplankton.  In the aquarium it will readily accept most prepared foods, as well as frozen and live items.  Good choices include sinking pellets (AL166) and frozen bloodworms (SF4792) or brine shrimp (SF6777), and live black worms.  For maximum color, growth, and health these fish will look their best when given probiotics (AL169) in addition to a balanced diet.

                                              

Products related to this article
 
Mopani Wood 6-8
ZM2000
 
Jungle Leaf Indian Almond Leaf
CS706
 
CS Pro Small Sinking Sticks Calanus & Spirulina Food 4oz
AL166
 
Bloodworms Cube 3.5oz
SF4792

Show other
Related Products
Log In | Customer Service | Home | Aquarium Store | Pond Store
How to Order | My Shopping List | Shopping Cart | Contact Us

© Aquatic Connection 2003
all rights reserved