Pangio semicincta

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Pangio semicincta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae
Genus: Pangio
Species: P. semicincta
Binomial name
Pangio semicincta
(Fraser-Brunner, 1940)
Synonyms

Acanthophthalmus semicinctus Fraser-Brunner, 1940

Pangio semicincta (half banded kuhli loach) is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Pangio. It lives in brooks of Malesia. This little long and narrow fish lives over gravel depths and avoids sunlight. In an aquarium it is necessary to give it a shelter under a stone or within a coconut shell, in which he could hide.

The diet of this fish consists of little shellfish and insects. It also devours tubificidi and worms.

Pangio semicincta is oviparous but the number of eggs it lays is unknown. The length of the adult ranges from 8–9 cm. It is useful in an aquarium as a depth cleaner. The optimal water temperature for it ranges from 24–28 °C.

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