Moderate algae eaters for cleaning rocks and wood.
While loaches are not truly nocturnal in that they will be active during the day, they still appreciate plenty of dark hiding places made with rockwork, driftwood, live plants or a combination of all three. The tank should also have low, subdued lighting. A soft, fine substrate is preferable. They will be peaceful with most tankmates and make a good community fish. They will be happiest in a small school of at least four.
They should be fed bottom feeder wafer formulations, herbivore flakes or pellets and should also be supplemented with live and frozen meaty foods like bloodworms and tubifex.