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New Great Pet store found

Posted By: Michael Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Saturday, 28 August 1999, at 8:28 p.m.

Hi Everyone. Today I went to my friend's Bar Mitzvah. After the Party I went to a Pet Shop called Rumford Pet Center. Ut's located in Rumford Rohde Island, about 45 minutes away from my house. This store is huge, and their fish selection was truly great! One tank was labeled "Sidthiunki Botia". It wasn sold though. They said it was about 4.5 inches long. A few tanks a long I spotted some wierd looking Botias. They were a grayish brownish color and looked very similar to large Skunk Botias but without the black line going on top of the body. (Very similar to a B. Caudipunctata or B. Longidorsalis.) They have very light colored fins like a faint yellow with a red dorsal fin. I bought the two they had. I also bought 2 Botia Helodes which I have never seen before. I put these in my 55 gall