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Behavioral Tendencies of Botias.

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@wans.net>
Date: Wednesday, 6 January 1999, at 10:24 p.m.

I've been blessed by currently having 7 different varieties of Botias in my 80, and I've noticed that there seems to be difference in behavior among them. For instance, the most assertive seems to be B. dario. They are always the first to food, take to vegetable matter quicker than the others. B. histrionica puzzle me by their lack of schooling behavior. B. sidthimunki are so very "otter-like" and playful. Does anyone else have like (or different) observations with these species? Also, any behavioral tendencies of other species you'd like to note?

Joe Loach

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