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Spiny Loach

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Size: Single Fish

Spiny Loach (Lepidocephalichthys guntea)


The Spiny Loach, also known as Lepidocephalichthys guntea, is a fascinating freshwater fish known for its unique appearance and interesting behavior. Native to South and Southeast Asia, this loach features a slender body with intricate patterns and spines near its eyes that give it its common name. The Spiny Loach is a great addition to any freshwater aquarium, offering both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits such as helping to keep the tank clean by foraging on the substrate.


  • Slender body with intricate patterns, providing a unique visual appeal
  • Distinctive spines near the eyes, adding to its unique appearance
  • Active forager, helping to keep the substrate clean by feeding on leftover food and detritus
  • Peaceful temperament, suitable for community tanks with similarly sized and non-aggressive fish

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons, providing ample space for swimming and foraging
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; thrives on a diet of sinking pellets, flakes, and live/frozen foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp
  • Compatibility: Ideal for community tanks with other peaceful fish. Avoid housing with larger, aggressive species that may pose a threat