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Some news on Leptobotia elongata

Posted By: Hans <a2609894@smail.rrz.uni-koeln.de>
Date: Tuesday, 11 May 1999, at 3:49 a.m.

Hi everyone! Today I got my hands on the Baensch Atlas Volume 4 (still not available in English) and found some stuff on this sp that hasn`t been posted here TMK. This sp is bred in asia for human consumption and gets up to 50cm long, just like clowns the preferred diet shifts from small invertebrates to plants and smaller fish as the fish grow bigger. It seems not to be too territorial when kept with larger fish, so its possible to add tankmates if they are large enough. These fish can be sexed by the first spine of the dorsal fin. In males it should be thicker and bear some small "warts". Unfortunately it didn`t say when the fish mature. So if you get this fish (seems to be sold usually as the royal clown loach, haven`t seen it in Germany