Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (1)

Common Name Madness! :-@

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@gte.net>
Date: Saturday, 5 September 1998, at 8:08 p.m.

On a tip from JD, I checked out our local PetCo (Mega-chain pet store). They only had Clowns, Yo Yos, Skunks, and Tigers. Most of us know these common names, right? Well, I asked what other Botias they could order. The employee that waited on me was quite helpful and showed me the whole list. The common names I wondered about were: "Queen Botia," "Dwarf Botia," and "Indian Dwarf Botia." Of the Dwarf and Indian Dwarf, the price was too low for me to believe that these were true B. sidthimunki. Any ideas on what these might be? (I'll have to check below again, and look at the pics that were provided.) I'm going to return to the store on Monday. There will be a perso