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Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@gte.net>
Date: Tuesday, 11 August 1998, at 8:32 p.m.

About 12 years ago I had purchased 2 "Royal Clown Loaches." They were very long and slender fish. One was about 6", the other 8". They had black stripes on golden-olive. They were fed feeder goldfish at the store I purchased them at. They literally inhaled them in. I fed them live brine shrimp, live earthworms, chopped rock shrimp and beef heart. Since that time, I have never seen them offered for sale. I would be interested in getting a pair once again. Has anyone ever encountered these fish? I *think* the scientific name for them was Leptobotia elongota, or something similar.

Also, I've recently moved from the Seattle area to Dallas. I was able to purchase a few Dwarf Botias (B