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Those unknown loaches

Posted By: Dave Guest <d.s.guest@cableinet.co.uk>
Date: Thursday, 14 October 1999, at 11:14 a.m.

I've decided the "banded mountain loaches" I bought last weekend are zipper loaches. They don't look exactly like the species pics here but I've been keeping loaches long enough to know that two fish never look alike!

The deciding factor (for me) is the three pairs of long barbels that they have which look just like those in the zipper pics.

Now for the question. Two of them have clear fins, one has orange/red fins. Mean anyhting? And yes Fran, I've looked at the archives but found over 200 matches and gave up after reading about 50 of them.

The other loach (orange stripy thing) is still unidentified.