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Posted By: Adam Coffman <adamcoffman@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Monday, 29 November 2004, at 2:08 p.m.

I posted last week about finding some Schistura mahnerti at a local shop. Well, I decided to go ahead and get a few so I picked up 3 of them and I may actually go back and get a couple more. I really like these guys. While I was out i decided to hit a couple of other stores to see what loached I could find. I ended up also buying 5 yo yo loaches and 2 Botia modestas (one of which decided to leap to it's death on my basement floor). After I bought the modestas, I read on here that they can be a bit scrappy. So, my question is, will I be able to keep them with the yo-yos in a 55 gallon for a while? and since I'm now left with only one, should i go back and buy a couple more or will the single modesta be ok?

They're all in quarantine right now. The schistura will be going into a 20 long river tank and the yo-