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Fishes Galore! ......I got my striatas!

Posted By: Martin Thoene <martin.thoene@lakenheath.af.mil>
Date: Monday, 26 October 1998, at 6:33 p.m.

I decided to make a few calls last Friday around my LFS's, to try and find out what Loaches were around. Not a lot of success till I rang "Fishes Galore" near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The person I spoke to went and searched their numerous tanks and rattled of a whole list of common names,(most of which didn't mean much)so I decided to make the hours drive and go see.

They had Clowns (of course in 2 sizes), Yoyos, getto, regular and Black kuhlis, a Nomachelius sp. billed as "Zipper Loaches", a coldwater species which was kinda like the Nomachelius potanini pic, but with narrower stripes. They had a tank labelled Botia dario, but