Yo-Yo Loach - Botia almorhae

SKU: 208565
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: F90 0022 0428

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The Yo-Yo Loach is a cream colored fish with black markings that look like a repeating pattern of alternating y's and o's. It is for this reason that the fish earned the name "yo-yo" loach. The tail and fins are transparent with a few gray markings.

The Yo-Yo Loach is a peaceful fish that is well suited for most community aquariums. It is nocturnal, but will often come out during the day once it has become accustomed to the aquarium. This fish is not a fussy eater and will accept a wide variety of foods.

It can be kept alone or in groups, but prefers small schools of its own kind. This fish is relatively hardy if kept in an aquarium that is well maintained, and will live many years.


F90 0022 0428
That Fish Place
Common NameYo-Yo Loach
Scientific NameBotia almorhae
Max Size (in inches)6
Community SafeYes
pH Range6.5-7.5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)45
Temperature Range75-82
Internal Id

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


Ratings & Reviews

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snails begone


These fish are amazing. After 5 days of introducing two cute Yo-Yo loaches my snail infestation is totally gone. The last 4 month I have not spotted 1 snail!

i never see him


awesome looking fish. loves to hide. i never see him though. i thought i lost him but when i was cleaning under a few decorations he showed himself. i think being so small and by himself he's shy. i want to try 2 more and see if that makes him more comfortable in the community tank.

Always out


My Botia is out a great deal of the time in my 55 gallon tank. He gets along with all the fish just fine. He likes to lay in the doorway on the sunken helicopter I have in the tank and watch what goes on in the livingroom.

Need to be in groups!


The Yoyo Loach is out and very active during the day. However they are a very social creature and absolutely should not be kept in less than a group of 4. Five to six is more standard to see them the most active and they are the happiest with a shoal. I have 6 and they are the most comical fish to watch! Not aggressive to any fish and I have an angel in the tank. My tank is 75 gallons so it can support six. But REALLY, no less than four.