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I bought 3 Botia lecontei.

Posted By: Martin Thoene <martin.thoene@lakenheath.af.mil>
Date: Tuesday, 21 September 1999, at 3:57 p.m.

I decided to go for it, and get the lecontei. I bought them today, and they immedeately hid in a cave. I only had about 1.5 hours before I went to work, including thier floating time, so never got to see any interaction with the other tank residents. I did put some sinking pellets in which usually brings everyone else out, but the other fish were still a bit spooked by all the disturbance. I saw lecontei noses being poked out of the cave, kinda "sniffing the breeze". These pellets are pretty strong smelling, and the fish, particularly Botias sense them very quickly. I watched the fish for at least 20 mins. in the shop, and they were