Yo Yo Loach

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Description of the Yo Yo Loach

The Yo Yo Loach is also commonly known as the Pakistani Loach and is named after its markings. It is thought the Juvenile Yo Yo Loach's markings resemble Y's and O's. As the loach matures, the markings become more compact. The Yo Yo loach is not as aggressive as the Clown Loach and much more active. Like the clown loach, they sleep on their side!

Popular Name: Yo Yo Loach
Species: Botia almorhae

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Yo Yo Loach

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Profile of the Yo Yo Loach
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Yo Yo Loach species.

  • Size: Up to 13cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH: 6.5 to 7.5. Temp: 22 to 27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Wafers, Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Highland Streams

  • Behaviour: Can be aggressive to other Yo Yo Loaches

  • Range: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal

Scientific Classification of the Yo Yo Loach
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Botia almorhae

  • Popular Name: Yo Yo Loach - Almora loach - Pakistani Loach

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family:Cobitidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Yo Yo Loach?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Yo Yo Loach slimy?
Yo Yo Loach secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Yo Yo Loach to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Yo Yo Loach have gills?
Gills enable the Yo Yo Loach to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Yo Yo Loach have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Yo Yo Loach has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Yo Yo Loach has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Yo Yo Loach has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Yo Yo Loach has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Yo Yo Loach

Yo Yo Loach

  • Interesting Information about Yo Yo Loach

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Yo Yo Loach slimy?

  • Why do the Yo Yo Loach have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Yo Yo Loach have fins?

  • Species: Botia almorhae

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