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Batik-Zipper-What????

Posted By: Vicky <toewee@sat.net>
Date: Thursday, 30 December 1999, at 9:53 a.m.

The loaches I bought at Fintique on Tuesday were labeled Batik loaches. As the lady bagged them she called them zipper loaches. After looking at the pics in the species index they don't really look like either one. They have the same body type, very long and pencil shaped with a cute little nose full of barbels (weather loach looking). The color pattern doesn't match either of the pics though. Mine are brownish with dorsal and bottom area pattern distinctly different (like you put two different loaches together at the mid-line). Top has whitish stripes on dark base, the bottom has dark slashes on white. Very, very and I do mean very fast little buggers. Can anyone help on these? Martin, Dave, any of you guys that have so many different loaches, can you help? Also they had labeled Mountain Loaches, what pic