Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Burmese Border Loach

Facts and Information

angelicus botia

The Burmese Border loach, angelicus loach or polka dot loach is splendidly patterned loach from Southeast Asia.  This species is mostly found in Thailand and Myanmar. Loaches prefer areas with plenty of nooks and crannies to dart in and out of, like streams littered with larger pebbles.  Loaches are prone to jumping from the aquarium, so be sure to keep it tightly covered.  The genus name "Botia" is from a local Asian word meaning "warrior" or "soldier". 

PH Levels - 6.8 to 7.5

Hardness Levels - 70 to 140 ppm

Temperature - 76 to 82°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Medium

Aggression Level - 2

Possible Tankmates -Loaches, Gold Tetra

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus