The Blue Red-Fin Botia, also known as Botia modesta, Botia rubrippinis, Red-finned Loach, Redtail Botia, or Yasuhikotakia modesta, hails from the regions of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. These fascinating fish thrive in a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5, with medium water hardness and a maximum dh of 12.
They prefer a temperature range of 78.8ºF to 86ºF (26-30°C). While their skin color may vary slightly, it typically showcases a blue tone, and their fins tend to range from deep maroon to a slight orange hue, depending on their diet.
In terms of size, females are generally plumper all over than males. In their natural habitat, they can reach a maximum size of 10 inches, but in aquariums, they typically grow to a maximum of 5-7 inches. Due to their potentially large size and their preference for the company of their own species, it's essential to provide them with a spacious tank, excellent filtration, and regular water changes to ensure their well-being.