11-02-2011, 08:56 PM
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Most loaches are risky with angelfish but due more to their activity; this species does carry a nipping warning though. Re the activity, they have a high social structure among the group, and chasing is a natural part of that. This species, which may actually be a species complex of perhaps different "species," is particularly active. It will uproot many plants (it digs tirelessly in the substrate, and is as good as cichlids in rearranging the tank), and is an avid snail eater [mention this because with Malaysian livebearing snails the loach will really dig].
For a very similar-looking loach, but one that is less trouble, consider Botia kubotai. Still active, but mine are not too bad. Not sure I would mix them with angelfish though.