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Got 4 BIG striatas

Posted By: Dave Guest <d.s.guest@cableinet.co.uk>
Date: Monday, 4 October 1999, at 6:46 a.m.

Another weekend, another succesful loach trip.

Saturday I found botia striata at a large store to the south of Birmingham, England. These guys were big, a couple of them were pushing 3", the rest about 2.5" and all very well filled out. They're a lot bigger than any striatas I've seen for sale before and in the store tank were displaying territorial behaviour very similar to a tank full of RTS's. There were 8 of them all together but I fancied having space for more loaches in future so I bought 4 at 3 pounds each.

In my tank they've "paired" up under two pieces of wood but come out and shoal together when they've got used to me sitting in front of them. They seem