Does anyone know what these are?

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gudgeon
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Does anyone know what these are?

Post by gudgeon » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:50 am

Does anyone know what these are? My LFS had them listed as 'Leopard Loach' anf they are about 2 inch / 5cm long. I loved the look of them and has to take them home.

They have 6 prominent barbels (three pairs) and some have pale red fins (males?). They have a very ling dorsal fin. My thoughts are that they are some kind of Acanthocobitis or even Lepidocephalichthys species.

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Post by Diana » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:21 pm

Pictures 2 and 4 look almost like one of the Schistura or related fish. A somewhat Goby-like Loach in behavior.
The other pics look like different species. (Especially the first picture) Are they all the same fish?
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Post by gudgeon » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:04 pm

Thanks for the reply. They are all the same two fish. The second pic is the best example of one. They are social so I got 4 more today including two big ones that look like a nice plump female and another with red fins.

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Post by plaalye » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:07 pm

Look like acanthocobitis botia. aka "zipper loach"
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/ac ... itis-botia

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Post by NancyD » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:54 pm

I agree the 2nd pic looks like a zipper but maybe not the other 1. Now that they've had a chance to acclimate does it look the same ? It looks more like a lepidocephalichys berdmorei body/face shape...
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Post by Danelle Vivier » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:55 am

I second Zipper Loach. I recently got 3 of them, also small like yours, and they look the same. Amazing buggers.

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Re: Does anyone know what these are?

Post by Thomas » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:03 am

On every pic I see only Acanthocobitis.

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