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"peppered botia loach??"

Posted By: Elly <ereddington@simplecom.net>
Date: Tuesday, 4 July 2000, at 12:58 p.m.

I live in a smaller town and don't have easy access to pet stores with knowledgeable store personnel. Most don't know the names of the fish they're selling. Therefore, I have really enjoyed this forum and have learned a lot already.

I purchased a loach that the store salesperson called a "peppered botia loach" but can't find any information on a loach with that name. My loach is about two inches long, dark brownish-gray larger stripes alternating with light gray stripes. His body shape resembles a weather loach, although he is much small than my weather loach and is extremely active.

Can anyone identify this loach for me? Thank you in advance.


 

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