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Batik loach basics

Posted By: Lotus <eschmitt@link.net>
Date: Saturday, 12 February 2005, at 7:43 p.m.

I've just gotten some batik loaches. I haven't found a lot of info on them, but I do know some of you have them.

Can you give me some pointers on tank size/type, suitable tankmates (esp. how they get on with botia species), water preferences, favorite foods, etc.? I have a several tanks, all planted, all with hiding spaces, and am trying to work out what would be their best home. I have a while to work it out, as they will be in quarantine for a while.

I note that on the profile page, it says they're best alone. Are there any experiences to the contrary? Is there agression among them? I have three batiks, but could house them in separate tanks, if necessary. The larges tank currently is a 87g (72"), whic