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Horseface Loach (Acantopsis choirorhynchus)

If you thought the Horseface Blenny was a strange looking fish you need to check out the Horseface Loach or Acantopsis choirorhynchus. This fish has a very long, thin body that they use for burrowing to the bottoms of rivers and streams to find food or hide from predators. The head of the Horseface Loach is long as well and kinda resembles a horse, hence the name. They only grow to be about 8" in length.
These fish have a nice peaceful temperament so if anything you need to worry about other fish attacking the Horseface Loach. Quite shy you will see these fish often hiding among plant life, in caves or other hiding place you give it. Even though they are nocturnal in the wild you will often see them swimming around your aquarium in the day time.

Although these fish will often dine on the leftovers of other tankmates, but it should also be fed bloodworms, tubifex and even flake foods. They make a great addition to any freshwater aquarium just watch out about adding a bunch of the same species in a small tank, they tend to be territorial. Water temperatures of 79-84° F with a PH Level of 6.0 - 7.0 is recommended.


Rick Rosenshein said...

Great blog, photos, video and articles. Very informative. Most of my fishing is done in Canada. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you tight lines and big fish. Rick

1Green Thumb said...

Thanks Rick, most of my fishing has been done in Canada as well, even though I live in the states. Used to take frequent trips up their to fish, great country, even better fishing : )

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