- Scientific name: Pangio pangia
- Synonyms: Cobitis pangia, Cobitis cinnamomea, Acanthophthalmus pangia, Canthophrys rubiginosus, Pangia cinnamomea
- Common name: Cinnamon Loach
- Group: Loaches
- Habitat: Asia; India, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma)
- Size: 6 cm
- Biotope: Inhabits in the fine bottom mud of its native creeks and lakes.
- Social behavior: Peaceful and shy schooling fish. Although the species is shy and sensitive to vibration, it will come out when it senses food.
- Diet: Omnivorous; in nature they eat worms and insect larvae. In the aquarium give them small live and frozen foods, and quality dried foods.
- Breeding: Difficult but possible.
- Tank: Minimum 60 litres
- Population: 5-6 fish for 80 litres
- Decoration: Use a sand or fine gravel substrate. Build lots of shady hiding places with roots and larger stones. Plant dense vegetation. Use dimmed lights, or the species will live concealed.
- Temperature: 24-26 °C
- pH: 6-7
- Hardness: 1-12 NK°
- Lifespan: 5-8 years
Description: Cinnamon Loach is an infrequently imported and kept single-colored loach. The body coloration is generally brown with a little yellowish on the underside at the tail. The tail is not fully brown. They have less purple iridescence on the gill cover than Pangio oblonga. These fish are best maintained in groups of 5 or more, however they rarely imported, so it would be wise to keep them with company of similar species, such as Pangio oblonga. They do not tolerate well too high (28-29 °C) or too low (22-23 °C) temperatures for a long time.
It’s hard to tell the difference between sexes, but females probably plumper, especially when full with eggs. Unfortunately there are currently no reports of Cinnamon Loach breeding in the home aquarium.
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