The freshwater Panda Garra is part goby, part algae eater. Also called Burmese Banded Loach, these fish are from small streams in Thailand and are infrequently imported to the United States aquarium trade. The panda garra grows to just under four inches and will not bother other fish though they will eat decorative tiny shrimp. Known as herbivores, panda garras actually consume a bit of everything and will move small pebbles and sand around in theri search for food. Garras are not true gobies, but it is the closest family they will ever have.
- Scientific name: Garra flavatra
- Origin: Indonesia
- Lifespan: 8 years
- Max size: 3 inches
- Food: Flake, small pellet
- Shipping size: Approx. 1 inch to 2 inches