The yoyo loach, Almora loach or Pakistani loach is a freshwater fish belonging to the loach family Botiidae. It originates in the slow-running and still waters of the Ganges basin in northern India and possibly Nepal. Despite the alternative common name Pakistani loach, the true B. almorhae is not known from Pakistan.
|Scientific name:||Botia almorhae|
|Conservation status:||Least Concern Encyclopedia of Life|
A riverine species tending to congregate in pools and stiller areas characterised by rocky substrates. It undergoes upstream migrations prior to spawning.
- Temperature: 19 – 27.5 °C. Almost certainly experiences cooler temperatures at certain times of year in nature but for aquarium maintenance somewhere around the middle of this range should suffice.
- pH: 6.0 – 7.5
- Hardness: 36 – 215 ppm
Sexually mature females are normally fuller-bodied than males.