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Botia growth rates.

Posted By: Martin Thoene <martin.thoene@lakenheath.af.mil>
Date: Monday, 12 October 1998, at 6:07 a.m.

Being relatively new to keeping Botias, I was wondering what rates of growth I can expect. My Clowns and Yoyos seem to have been educated at the same "Eat till you puke" school as baby Oscars must learn their table-manners. I know that Clowns are supposed to grow relatively slowly, but the Yoyos are growing noticeably all the time, and the largest is overtaking the Clowns in body weight (it's always been longer).My modestas are larger than my Clowns, but so nervous that they don't always get to eat as much as the other loaches. The two catfish in their tank often get the lions share. I swear they've grown some though. I wonder if they'd be better off in the co