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Update on B. Caudipunctata or B. Longidorsalis

Posted By: Michael Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 1999, at 7:05 p.m.

About 2 Saturday's ago I bought 2 Tiger Loaches (Botia Helodes) along with 2 unknown Botias that looked like Skunk Loaches but without the black dorsal stripe, and more elongated. They were sold to me under the name Yellow Tailed Botia sp. Of course they don't look anything like the real yellow tailed Botias, which are Botia LeConte. I have had the following suggestions given to me on LOL such as: Botia Eos, Botia Longidorsalis, and Botia Caudipunctata. I will describe them in more detail now. The larger one of them is a darker brown color than the smaller one which is a more light brown- tan color. Both of them are pretty slender. The smaller one has a red dorsal fin while, the bigger one has a clear dorsal fin, but a slightl