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Just picked up...B. histrionica!

Posted By: Cinder <lhughes@prodigy.net>
Date: Friday, 28 August 1998, at 2:54 a.m.

I was at this same store on Mon & delibrately looked to see if they had them, & they didn't. Then I went there for something else tonite & there they were, "Golden Zebra Loaches." On their wholesale list, they were only listed as "Botia sp. - rare." But they match the posted pictures of B. histrionica very well. I got 3 small ones, about 2" long at the most, & very slender. But their color is definitely shiny pink-orange & black.

Another interesting thing - they have several loaches in a large tank that only lists yo yos, yet many of these fish's markings resemble the recently posted picture of B. rostrata much more. Hmmmm. At the time, I wanted to ask an employee, but they were all busy (This was Mon, before I saw the pictur