The Gold Zebra Loach, Botia histrionica, is a freshwater fish originally from Myanmar, India. They are a great addition to an aquarium and are a great fish for aquarists of all experience levels.
Gold Zebra Loaches are commonly referred to by many other names: Burmese Loach, Golden Zebra Loach, Asian Loach, Silver Striped Loach, and Burmese Zebra Loach. They are small gold-colored fish with black stripes. They have 5 broad black bars on their body with other black markings on their head and tail.
The Gold Zebra Loach is an incredibly active fish. They can almost always be found swimming and foraging for food. These fish like to hang out in the middle or lower levels of the aquarium. They are hardy, adaptable, semi-aggressive fish. Gold Zebra Loaches prefer to be kept in schools of 6 to 9 fish.
In the wild, they live in slow-moving streams and rivers. They like to hang out in the shady areas over a rocky, sandy riverbed with a lot of wood and leaves. They make a great addition to a freshwater aquarium with the proper care.