Panda Loach

Panda Loach - Aquarium Plants Factory

Panda Loach

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The Panda Loach, scientifically known as Yaoshania pachychilus, is a charming and small freshwater fish that hails from the rivers and streams of Southeast Asia. This endearing species is highly sought after by aquarium enthusiasts for its unique appearance and peaceful demeanor. Here is a detailed description of the Panda Loach:

Panda Loaches are named for their striking and instantly recognizable appearance. These fish have a slender body with a predominantly creamy-white or pale silver base color that beautifully contrasts with bold, jet-black patches. These patches are distributed across their body in a manner resembling the appearance of a giant panda, giving them their common name. The Panda Loach's contrast of colors creates a visually captivating and visually appealing display within an aquarium.

Typically, Panda Loaches are relatively small in size, growing to an adult length of around 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm). This compact size makes them suitable for a wide range of aquarium setups.

Panda Loaches are known for their gentle and peaceful nature. They are a shoaling species, which means they thrive in the company of their own kind and other non-aggressive fish. In an aquarium, they are often seen engaging in playful activities and exploring their surroundings. They are not known to be aggressive or territorial, making them an excellent choice for community tanks.

Habitat and Tank Requirements:
In their natural habitat, Panda Loaches are commonly found in slow-moving, well-vegetated streams and rivers in Southeast Asia. To replicate their ideal environment in an aquarium, it is recommended to provide them with clean, well-filtered water, plenty of hiding places such as driftwood, caves, and plants, and soft, sandy substrate. A well-planted aquarium with subdued lighting will make these loaches feel at home.

Panda Loaches are omnivorous and enjoy a varied diet. They will readily accept high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. Offering a balanced diet will help keep them healthy and vibrant.

Care and Maintenance:
Maintaining water quality is crucial for the well-being of Panda Loaches. Regular water changes and efficient filtration are essential to keep the tank conditions stable. It's also recommended to maintain a small group of Panda Loaches, as they are social creatures and thrive in the company of their own kind.

Panda Loaches are an enchanting and peaceful addition to any freshwater aquarium. Their distinctive appearance, engaging behavior, and ease of care make them a favorite choice among aquarists looking to create a visually captivating and harmonious aquatic environment. When provided with the right conditions, these loaches will reward their keepers with delightful interactions and a stunning display of contrasting colors.

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      Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

      However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

      1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
      2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
      3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
      4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
      We kindly request that you familiarize yourself with your state's regulations concerning restricted plants, as we are committed to not sending any plants that may be restricted in your jurisdiction. Additionally, we urge you not to release any plants into the wild or waterways, as it can cause significant harm to the local ecosystem by potentially introducing invasive species and disrupting the natural ecological balance. Your understanding and cooperation in protecting the environment are highly appreciated. For your convenience, you can access the continuously updated USDA State Noxious Weed list through this link: Thank you for your responsible commitment to environmental preservation.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 2 reviews
      Best fish in my aquarium

      Came very healthy and active, in a very timely manner. I have never seen them in any other shop, online or in person. This was the first time I had fish shipped to me and I couldn't be happier. I'll definitely be buying from them again

      Nicholas Metcalf
      Look cute in photos but....

      The photos looked really cute, but sadly I never recieved my order, just a tracking number that said delivered, but no package.. searched for it for 4 days and nothing. Aquarium plants factory offered to send me a new order for $30 except they are out of the panda leaches which is why I ordered from them in the first place. Not very happy customer here....

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