any idea of what this loach is please

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raving_wayne
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any idea of what this loach is please

Post by raving_wayne » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:21 pm

hiya folks went down to maidenhead aquatics today and literally fell in love with this little beauty so had to buy him for my tank however no-one seemed to know what breed it actually is (bearing in mind it was some kid on work experience that dealt with me lol)

pics are not great due to the little swine wouldnt stay still at all until i put the camera away but i think they are prolly ok enough to get a pos ident

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Post by andre » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:31 pm

Hi Rave, it's probably this one

http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-almorhae

But he needs some friends to be really happy.

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Post by raving_wayne » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:42 pm

hiya and thanks for the ident i thought it maybe a yoyo but wasnt 100% sure, think i shall now have to get me a few more this one is about 4" long but im sure i can find somewhere to get me a few more,

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Post by mickthefish » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:47 pm

you'll have a bit of a struggle to get them all that size as they only come in the shops when they've outgrown someones tank but i wish you luck.

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Post by Mad Duff » Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:55 pm

That is a stunner of a Botia almorhae, good luck with getting some more :)

Could be worth keeping an eye on Ebay, there have been quite a few on there over the last few months from down your way.
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Post by raving_wayne » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:28 am

im not fussed if they bigger they all gonna live in a juwel 450 so im not worried about there sizes at all really, will defo look on ebay i really want some more badly thye are gorgeous and mine is so active seems very friendly to my other loaches and fish
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Post by Graeme Robson » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:47 am

Superb looking specimen!! 8)
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Post by palaeodave » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:59 pm

Having read The Dark One's article about botiine species, I'm going to stick my neck out and say Botia lohachata.....ooooooooooh controversial :wink:

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Post by Sea Sprite » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:07 pm

HaHaHa, Dave. Using my untrained eye, it could be either one....

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