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Yo-Yo Loach

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Botia lohachata is the most common of many very similar species of Botia traded as the Yo-Yo or Pakistani loach, although the latter is a misnomer as the fish is restricted to Northern India and possibly Nepal. They are named for the fact that the pattern on young fish appears to be a repeating series of Y's and O's; this is later replaced by random reticulation as the fish matures. These loaches are renowned for their appetite for pest snails. While they can be maintained alone, Yo-Yo Loaches have a much better attitude and are more outgoing when kept in a group of 3-6 or more individuals.