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Botia superciliaris(?), Leptobotia sp.?

Posted By: Noki <treborhcrel@earthlink.net>
Date: Monday, 6 September 1999, at 3:34 a.m.

I recently saw some loaches sold under the name Leptobotia taeniaps, and bought four. Most of them are the loach pictured in the list as B. superciliaris (very active, almost even obnoxious!), but there were about three elongated loaches that resemble the some of the leptobotia pictures, but more attractive with a yellowish "pseudo" kuhli-like barred pattern, (I bought one. It hides but goes hyperactive at feeding time!). Is this normal for these to be mixed together? Or either to be sold as L.taeniaps? (Their heads are superficially similar, but the Leptobotia has a smaller eye) Is this Leptobotia type sold very often, or are they just stowaways?

Does anybody know how large B. superciliaris gets? How about Leptobotia specie