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Botia eos, or is it..?

Posted By: Gry <grydolva@hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, 4 June 1999, at 4:06 p.m.

Some months ago, my stepfather gave me an anonymous botia (they said in the store that it was some kind of botia, they sell wildcaught fish from time to time and not being very able to tell the species exactly) as a return of favors (washing down the house). Some pictures I've seen, indicates that it is in fact a botia eos, but others again make me believe it is for instance botia lecontei on the picture taken by Ken Childs, or botia longidorsalis (although I think Mr. Eon is more slender). How can I make sure? Mr. Eon, as I call him, are about 9cm (3,5in?). Long, slender body, silvergrayish, with a dark band at the root of his tail. He made a natural cave under a root his home, and even made it a little bigger by digging in the gravel. I rarely come to see him, because he's very shy. If I don't move, h