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Posted By: Dave Guest <email@example.com> In Response To: Striata...or not?? (Dave Guest)
Date: Monday, 6 September 1999, at 6:59 p.m.
In Response To: Striata...or not?? (Dave Guest)
OK. First, thanks for all the responses, I've rechecked the species section on LOL and consulted all the books I own yet again, and thrown in an algae wafer to get them out from the bogwood so I can actually study them and I've come to this conclusion:
they're Botia Hymenophysa.
I had my doubts in the store but they were pretty pale and innocuous in the store tank so I chanced it and got unlucky (or lucky if anyone out there is actually searching for these). So I've never kept these before but I've got an idea of their adult size and the various other contradicting information thats widely available. Anyone keep them? They don't seem aggressive to each other at the moment but retaliate quite swiftly when the rainbowfish have a peck at them. Am I gonna end up with three corpses in a couple of months if I leave them all together in the 4 foot 35UK gallon tank with a dozen or so pieces of bogwood in? Should I take them to a LFS while they're still young and relatively harmless?
What do you folks think? I was going to try and replicate my old botia community ib this 35G tank but I guess it'll have to be the 30G now...
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