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Re: Martin: Shistura loaches
Posted By: Martin Thoene <email@example.com> In Response To: Martin: Shistura loaches (Debbi)
Date: Tuesday, 26 October 1999, at 8:09 p.m.
In Response To: Martin: Shistura loaches (Debbi)
Debbi, my recently aquired Indian fish book (see books and mags section for review) allowed me to ID them.
Shistura savona is called the Half-Banded Loach.
Shistura scaturigina is called the VIctory Loach.
As ever with common names it's a minefield, and I'd go with the Latin as something more positive. For instance the book has a "Many Banded LOach" and a "Banded Loach" ,but the Banded has more bands than the "Many Banded"........go figure!
I would recommend them as a Holy-Grail worth searching for. They are so lively, attractive, and entertaining that not wishing to detract from Botias, they are becoming one of my favourites.
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