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New Book: Focus.... Great pics, not so great info.

Posted By: Jim Powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Thursday, 5 August 2004, at 10:09 p.m.

I just checked out a book at Borders called
FOCUS ON AQUARIUM FISH by Geoff Rogers and Nick Fletcher.
The pictures, which seem to be the main focus(sorry for the pun) of this book are very impressive. But I found some loach info that was just plain wrong. The name Zebra loach is below a pic of botia histrionica. In the text it states that this species was formerly called botia dario. Botia kubotai is called polkadot loach and the scientific name is given as botia rostrata, It mentions in the text that this species is also called ladder loach. That is correct for rostrata but wrong for kubotai. To top it off, the pics of kubotai are not particularly attractive for this species.

 

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