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Breeding behavior observed again!!!!

Posted By: Mike Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2000, at 5:53 p.m.

Last night, I decided to watch my fish with the lights turned off. As I excpected, the large Botia Modestas and other Loach/Botia species came out. I currently have 1 large Botia Lohachata in with 3 smaller specimens. The large specimen is about 3.5 inches in length and still has his complete pattern. Anyway, I'm watching the fish swim around and such, when I notice the large Botia Lohachata swimming in mid water, making jerky movements. I figured that he was just playing until one large Botia Modesta swam by him. The Botia Lohachata quickly swam after the B. Modesta, and seemed to attach himself to him or swim closely next to him.

They began to swim quickly i