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Oddball loach ID

Posted By: Lotus <eschmitt@link.net>
Date: Saturday, 2 July 2005, at 12:47 p.m.

I saw a loach on a trip to fish stores in Los Angeles yesterday. I've looked through all the Botia pictures I could find on here. All I have is a description, as I didn't want to buy the one lonely loach.

Body shape: Like many Botias, with the characteristic barbels. Shaped like a yoyo or kubotai. He looked a little skinny for his size (about 5").

Coloring: Black and white like a kubotai.

Markings: Small dot pattern with some stripes near the tail. Spots/dots were about twice the size of This ===> O
Tail/fins had stripes.

Any ideas? I'm really just curious about what he was. Thanks!