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Is this a loach??

Posted By: Pancho.M
Date: Friday, 20 March 1998, at 3:38 a.m.

Hi, i would really apreciate if some body helpme to identify a loach i recently get in the aquarium, i have regular koulis, black koulis , weather loaches and clowns (As you can see i really love this fish), any way i get this one and i havent found in books or in the net any picture of it... it's ligth gray with tiny dark brown spots on the face, it has only two small pectoral fins a long and movable thin nose and two rounded spots in the uper part of the tail, it's very look alike to the weather loach except for the tail, the nose and the absence of dorsal fin, he pases almost all the time under the gravel so you can only see it's nose (It's nocturn), i think that may be the Long Nosed one (acantopsis diaiuzona) , but i don't now for sure cause i haven't see any picture or description of it. In Mèxico (My home town) every body call it "Anguila" but this is not a cientific name so If any body knows