There’s still more to do, but I think this is a good start!
Now for the real question. What the heck are these loaches? They were sold to me as Dario’s, but looking at the species ID pictures at loaches.com it’s obvious that they’re not. They look more like juvenile Histrionica to me. You might want to tell me that they’re juvenile Kubs, but as you can see from the pictures they’re the pretty much the same size as my Kubs yet look nothing like them. So unless they’re drastically developmentally delayed, I don’t see them being Kubs.
Adding to my confusion are the Kubs I’ve see at Petsmart. The 4 Kubs I have, I got at Petsmart ( a US pet chain of stores ) last year. They have them again this year. But the ones from last year look nothing like the ones this year. Last year, even when they were small, they looked like Kubs with the banks grown together and dots formed. The ones this year look just like the Darios I have, with unconnected bands and maybe just the faintest hint of the bands starting to grow together.
Are there different types of Darios or Kubs that develop their patterns at different rates?
Are hybrids getting into the market?
Was I sold Histrionicas instead of Darios?
For the complete album: http://gallery.outel.org/slideshow.php? ... GResidents
Otherwise here's some highlights.
A Kub and a Dario together
Bad pict, but Kub and Darios together
Dario with Kub in background
Enjoy the photos. I welcome any comments or thoughts.
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