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You may remember the two little loaches(Botia) that I rescued. The Zebra Botia(dark one) has never recovered from "skinny disease" and hasn't grown much, but he seems happy and healthy, but skinny. The Tiger is the king of the tank. He gets a little aggressive, but does little harm other than harassing the others. I will have to move him in the near future.
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Default Re: Botias

They're nice looking fish! How big do they get?(I know I can Google but the heat has got me exhausted! )

5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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I think both can get up to 6 inches. I have been hunting for more of the Zebras, as loaches and most Botia of this type do well in family groups. The Tiger is a little over 4 inches and is getting a little boisterous. When I find him a good home, he is gone.
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Is he an Ornate tiger botia?

At one point in time I was looking for some of these to put in my 40 gal.
55 gallon: 4 angels, 2 discus, Amazon tetras, corys, 1 sml flag cichlid, Farlowellas.
40 gallon: 2 Gold Severum, 2 Butterfly fish, krib fry, 1 female convict, 1 BP.
29 gallon: 3 Kribs, 3 Keyholes, 1 Butterfly cichlid, Krib fry
10 gallon: Krib fry!!!
8 gallon: 1 Male betta
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He is a plain old Tiger Botia. The Ornate Tiger Sand Loach is a different looking fish.
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ya....I love tigers
50 Gal: 1 Hybrid Black Malboro Discus, 2 wild Turquoise Red Discus, 2 Opeline Gouramis, Breeding Pair Of Scarlet Kribs, 2 Elegans Corys, 1 Clown Pleco and 1 Ghost Knife.

29 Gal: Breeding Pair Of Perlscale Marble Angelfish, 1 Gold Gourami, Breeding Pair Of Pepper Corys, 1 Mollie, 2 Plattys , 1 Oto and 1 Kulhi Loach.

25 Gal: 3 Sasra Commets.

8 Gallon heated Vase: 1 Beat-up Red Fringetail Betta.

3 Gallon Vase( i am getting a bigger on this weekand): 1 Lavender female betta.
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I'm glad they are doing so well Dano..."Skinny" looke like he has grown a bit. Shame that you will have to rehome the tiger.
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Nice pics Glad to see that they are both doing well wtg!
oOоO,oO - G~s
30 gal. - 1 platy, 1 yoyo, 3 bronze & 3 pepper cories, misc swarm of guppies, 3 neons
10 gallon assort guppies & platy
3 - 3 gallons 1 betta each
1 - 75 gallon - 2 raphael catfish, 1 melanistus cory, 5 trilineatus, 3 kuhlis, 10 diamond tetras, 5 albino danios, 7 panda cory

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