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SwedishFish
11-09-2003, 6:46 PM
I just bought 2 fish a Zebra Botia and Zebra Loach.
Both known as the zebra loaches but both look completley different! At petland they sold me a zebra loach for 9.89 ! then I went to Pets N Things and got a Zebra botia ( also called zebra loach) only for 3.49! The 3. 49 one looks like the one on this link
http://loaches.com/species_pages/botia_striata.html (you may have to copy and paste) the other one i cant find on the internet. The other one is long slender white with black stripes on it! which one is the real deal!?

Locust
11-10-2003, 5:28 AM
The other one sounds like a YoYo Loach.

loaches.com link:
http://loaches.com/species_pages/botia_almorhae.html

valerie
11-10-2003, 2:31 PM
So you checked all the pics at loaches.com and didn't find it? Could you maybe discribe it in a bit more detail. Does it have the Botia body shape or another loach shape? Any chance for pics?

I bought some loaches that were called zebra loaches but where definately not Botia striata. They turned out to be B.robusta.

What ever your loach turns out to be they like to be in groups of at least 3.

SwedishFish
11-10-2003, 2:53 PM
These fish are similar to it! http://www.loaches.com/species_pages/cobitis_koreenis_pumilis.html

http://www.loaches.com/species_pages/schistura_waltoni.html

he has the body shape of those and kinda resmebles them.
he likes to hide himself alot! he does not have a botia body