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New Botias

Posted By: Mike Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2001, at 5:55 p.m.

Looks like Botia season as finally come through (ttt) in Massachusetts. Today I went into one of my favorite LFS's to buy a new Pine Hood for my 80 gallon tank. As I was waiting for one of the guys to get it from the back, I started to look through the tanks, as usual. At first I saw a a tank full of small Clowns, which made a pleasant sight. A few tanks over, I saw a few B. Lohachata which were very nice. Another few tanks over I saw what were labeled as "Yellow Tailed Botias" (probably B. Lecontei), and a few tanks above that one were B. Striata, Mountain Loaches and Khuli Loaches.
I was very bewildered. I ended up obtaining 4 Yellow tailed Botias, as well as 3 Botia Striata.
The "Yellow Tailed Botias" are really nice, as they