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Dwarf Chain Loach ~ Snail-Eating Nano Fish

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RM 18.00
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Dwarf chain loaches are a unique freshwater species that flies under the radar within the aquarist community. Many people haven’t heard of them (unless they’re a loach-lover)

What We Like About This Fish:

  • Vivid black “chain” pattern over gold body coloration
  • Incredibly bold and active fish that almost never stops swimming and foraging
  • Adaptable to a very wide temperature range
  • Very active in middle and lower levels of the aquarium
  • Excellent candidate for most planted aquariums


  • Temperature:  20° - 30° C. Care should be exercised to maintain high dissolved oxygen levels at the higher end of this temperature range.
  • pH:  5.5 – 7.5, although some information suggests that this fish can live well at pH as high as 8.0
  • KH:  5 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  30+ gallons for a small group, although 40+ gallons is more ideal due to the exceptional activity of this fish.


  • Diet:  Omnivore. Live and frozen meaty foods, especially frozen foods such as cyclops, DaphniaArtemiaTubifex, and bloodworms will all be readily accepted. High quality dry foods are also likely to be accepted. Some plant and fruit matter, such as cucumber, zucchini, blanched spinach, and melon should also be offered.
  • Social behavior:  MUST be kept in schools of 6-8+ specimens. This species exhibits complex schooling behavior and will often become withdrawn or aggressive when kept by solitary or in smaller groups.
  • Origin:  Tank-bred, but indigenous to Thailand
  • Average adult size:  2 – 2.4 inches (5 - 6 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  .5 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)