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20 gal. suggestions....B. striata vs B. Pulchra

Posted By: jim powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Monday, 20 March 2000, at 7:56 p.m.

I have a 20gal.(24"x12"x16") tank that I will be converting from aquatic frogs to fish fairly soon. I am debating what to put in it. I've never had any botia, but have become interested due to this board.(Those loaches sure are addicting!!) I particularly like the pulchra I've seen, sold as black and gold botia. But I also like stiata. I've searched the archives about pulchra since there is so little in books. I would appriciate recommendations as to which and how many would be good for such a tank.Could I include both botias? Also, any recommendations on "dither fish". I was thinking about a school of tiger barbs, or a larger school of cardinal tetras and some surface fish (ie: panchax or hatchet fish).I've even considered a few dwarf gouramis, but think they might be pestered by the botia. What about corydorus compatibility? Any information would be appreciated.
 

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