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I saw two scruffy looking loaches in a LFS and brought them home. They are a little over two inches long and real skinny. I hope that I can fatten them up. They were identified as Zebra Loaches, but one of them is different and I am not sure what it is yet.
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You just couldn't help yourself could you Dano you seem to go for the scruffy ones & nurse them back to health - they are really cute.

The first pic. does look like a zebra, but the 2nd pic. I was going to say a Kulhi, but I think his stripes are a bit different on his head for a kuhli - unless he does just need to fatten up.
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They look like Angelicus Botis
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After much digging thru the net, I found the id of my new loaches.....pic #1 is a Zebra Loach (botia striata) #2 is a Banded Loach (botia hymenophysa) They are up and eating well this AM and seem to be happy with the other fish. I will get better pics soon.
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Nice catch -er- save

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I saw two scruffy looking loaches in a LFS and brought them home. They are a little over two inches long and real skinny. I hope that I can fatten them up. They were identified as Zebra Loaches, but one of them is different and I am not sure what it is yet.
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After much digging thru the net, I found the id of my new loaches.....pic #1 is a Zebra Loach (botia striata) #2 is a Banded Loach (botia hymenophysa) They are up and eating well this AM and seem to be happy with the other fish.

That is good news
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I am going to look for some more of the Zebra Loaches to have a group like my Clowns. I am going to eventually find a new home for the Banded Loach (Tiger Loach). They are aggressive fish and will be a problem later on. It is behaving well right now and enjoying rooting thru the gravel. It is sad because it is a very striking fish with a homely horse face.
 


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