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Meet the Panda Loach – a delightful and unique live fish that adds a touch of playful elegance to your aquarium. Recognized for its panda-like coloration and engaging behavior, the Panda Loach (Yaoshania pachychilus) is a charming addition suitable for both novice and experienced aquatic enthusiasts.


Description: The Panda Loach features a striking black and white color pattern reminiscent of a panda bear's iconic appearance. Its sleek and slender body, adorned with contrasting hues, creates a visually captivating display as it gracefully explores the aquarium substrate. With a maximum size of approximately 3 inches, these loaches are well-suited for various tank sizes.


Water Parameters: Maintaining optimal water conditions is crucial for the well-being of your Panda Loach. Recommended parameters include a temperature range of 73°F to 79°F (23°C to 26°C), pH level between 6.5 to 7.5, and water hardness of 5 to 15 dGH. Mimicking the natural habitat of the Panda Loach through these parameters promotes a thriving and healthy aquatic environment.


Diet: Panda Loaches are omnivores with a preference for scavenging. Provide a well-balanced diet, including high-quality sinking pellets or granules, supplemented with occasional offerings of live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia. Their scavenging behavior adds an entertaining aspect to your tank while ensuring they receive the necessary nutrients.

Playful and Social Behavior: Known for their playful antics and social nature, Panda Loaches thrive in the company of their own kind. Keeping them in groups of three or more allows you to observe their engaging interactions and playful exploration of the aquarium substrate. These loaches are also compatible with other peaceful tankmates, making them a versatile addition to community setups.


Tank Setup: Enhance the aesthetics of your aquarium by incorporating hiding spots, caves, and plants for your Panda Loaches to explore and retreat to. A substrate with fine sand or smooth gravel replicates their natural environment and allows them to exhibit their digging behavior. Providing ample hiding spaces ensures they feel secure and comfortable in their habitat.


Low-Maintenance Charms: Panda Loaches are known for their adaptability and ease of care, making them an excellent choice for aquarists of all levels. Their low-maintenance requirements, coupled with their charming appearance, make them an ideal addition to any freshwater aquarium.

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