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  • Schachbrettschmerle im Zoo Zürich

    Dwarf clown loach

    Ambastaia sidthimunki

    Closest relatives Carp family, clown loach
    Habitat Rivers, ponds, tarns, rice paddies
    Behaviour little known
    Diet small crabs, insects, snails and worms
    Body length up to 5 cm
    Spawn Breeding in fishkeepings is very rare. Therefore, most of the specimens in captivity come from wild catches.
    Use fishkeeping
    Current status decreasing

    geographic range

    Verbreitungskarte Schachbrettschmerle

    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList