The yo yo loach, sometimes called a scaleless fish, actually has small scales embedded in its skin. It's an active scavenger that is a semi-aggressive fish and lives well with its own species. This fish has several names, including the Pakistani loach from its place of origin and the reticulated loach from its giraffe-like pattern.


The name yo yo loach, according to several sources, came from photographer Ken Childs, a major player in the aquarium import business for many years. There are two very different versions of why he dubbed this fish the "yo-yo." One version claims that the fish were so active that they were bouncing like yo-yos. The other relates to the fish's pattern which (especially in juveniles) looks very much like a collection of Ys and Os. 


  • 1 x Pakistani Loach 4cm
  • Species - Reticulate Loach Botia
  • Common Name - Yo Yo Loach
  • Mature Adult Size - 12"
  • Origin - Indonesia
  • Range - 6 -7.5
  • Temperature Range 24°c - 29°c
  • Water Type - Soft but very versatile
  • Breed Type - Egg
  • Size -4cm
  • Sex - Un-sexed
SKU LF-PakistaniLoach_4cm
Barcode # 880845150043
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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