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loach find

Posted By: chanbara
Date: Wednesday, 7 January 2004, at 5:07 a.m.

i was at my LFS and they had a tank full of what i think were half banded loaches. while looking in the tank more carfully i noticed 2 who seemed to be something different. so i picked those 2 up and brought them home. the closest i could find in the species index is schistura poculi. but they are pretty young. do young half banded loaches not have that black stripe through the middle of the body? or did i find myself a new loach to add to my tank?

btw. when i told the kid working i wanted the 2 that seemed to be a different species in the tank he said "they arnt different species but ok" the tank had no label and he said "i think they are long fin danios" i held in my laughter hoping to get them at the cheap price of $1.30 a piece. but unfortunatly the man working the desk noticed they where not. and i paid $3.99 each. its early here and the fish still seem to be hid away sleeping. so i wasnt able to snap a picture. i will try to post one soon