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Caudipunctata or Lecontei? *PIC*

Posted By: Nic & Ric <ricw@vianet.ca>
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2002, at 1:57 p.m.

Or neither?? These guys just recently appeared at two LFS here within the last week. They were sold at one of them as "Silver Botia", while the other one didn't know what they were. They're only about 1.5" now, so perhaps they're too young to identify?

They're getting along great in our modesta tank. They seem very social and are on the aggressive side as they click on each other quite often like skunks. At first I thought maybe they were a long variation of skunks, but there isn't so much as a trace of a stripe down their backs. After settling in their new home, some of them have gotten a darker blue/black color now, and their fins have a slight orange tinge.