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Pseudogastromyzon or Gastromyzon?

Posted By: jim powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Monday, 28 February 2000, at 5:55 p.m.

Today I bought a new hillstream loach to keep my Beaufortia and H. zollengeri company.It looks similar to the Beaufortia, but has worm-like marks in addition to spots and bands across the back and tail. The mouth is more square and the "fringe" of fins on the side is smaller than Beaufortia.The body seems a bit more elongated .And the dorsal fin has red on it.It looks somewhat like the picture in the species index of Chinese hillstream loach (Gastromyzon sp.) or Psuedogastromyzon cheni or possibly myersi. How can I be sure? How is the dispostion, and activity level of this fish compared to Beaufortia? Upon putting this fish in the tank, it