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Types of Weather Loaches

Posted By: Elizabeth <paws_plus@hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, 17 March 2003, at 2:38 p.m.

Hi -- I have 3 loaches now, and I have some questions based on what I've seen on the Loaches Online site.

Fred and Giancarlo are definitely Dojos/weather loaches. They have spots and look just like the weather loach photos on Loaches Online.

My new loach, Tina, however, looks and acts very different. On the Loaches Online species list, dojos are listed as Misgurnus anguillicaudatus. Then there is another loach, listed as the Chinese weatherfish, or Misgurnus mizolepis. The latter is here:

http://www.loaches.com/species_pages/misgurnus_mizolepis.shtml

This loach, with the stripes instead of the