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Botia geto and taxonomy

Posted By: Cybermeez <cybermeez@NOSPAMaol.com>
Date: Thursday, 7 October 2004, at 10:14 a.m.

The recent taxonomy discussion has left me wondering about 4 little loaches I bought last week. The wholesaler had them labeld as Botia geto which according to the LOL species index is an old name fo B. rostrata. The list Igor was kind to share has B. rostrata as something completely different than B. geto. Ola just commented in a post below that B. geto is a synonym for B. dario, so now I'm a little confused. :-)

These little critters look like young rostrata to me. It is possible the wholesaler misidentified them (lord knows this happens all too often) but I'm not clear as to what I should be calling these fish. B. rostrata/geto/dayii, which is the correct one?

I'll try to get some photos to post today because they sure are cute little buggers!
 

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