Comfortable water parameters for keeping: 26-27 C, dH 12, pH 6.5-7.5.
Behavior: aggressive 30%.
Habitat battles of Modest - Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos.
Fish size in an aquarium - it reaches up to 17 cm. Active growth of fish occurs in the first two years, then growth slows down. The fish is a long-liver - lives for 12 years.
Botsi Modesta has a gray color with a light blue. The dorsal line is dark. The caudal fin has a black spot. The dorsal, anal and caudal fin are yellow.
A feature of fights is the presence of two protective spikes under the eyes, which the fish release when irritated or in self-defense. Injections with these thorns are painful, but harmless to humans.
Botia Modesta swims mainly at the bottom of the aquarium, but sometimes rises to the middle layers of the reservoir. More active in the evening. The fish gets along well with many other peaceful, but active fish. They only fight among themselves by arranging fights.
To keep the battle of Modest a large aquarium from 100L is recommended. for a couple. It is recommended to keep in a group of 6 individuals. Botia loves to hide and rest a lot, so the aquarium is decorated with many shelters made of stones, driftwood and planted plants.
The diet of battles in nature is extensive. In fact, they eat everything - insects, larvae, worms. For an aperitif, they can chew a little bit of tea. In this connection, in aquarium conditions, their feeding should be varied, contain both protein and plant ingredients. Bots will calmly pick up any food that reaches the bottom - flakes, granules, sticks. But when it comes to personal feeding, it is best to use tableted foods such as Tetra Wafer Mix.
Fight food from Tetra
Please note that it is not worth buying feed tablets for battles for lorikov, such as Tetra Pleco Tablets. These feeds are completely herbal ingredients. The Botia will not approve of such a choice.