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New Striata and pulchra questions

Posted By: jim powers <jimpowers@prodigy.net>
Date: Friday, 14 July 2000, at 11:23 a.m.

I just bought my first botia yesterday for a tank I converted to fish. I bought three striata and two that are either B. pulchra or Leptobotia guilinensis. THey are very interesting and beautiful. I enjoyed wathing the stiata doing their little "botia hover manuever" and the pulchra (or whatever) worming into the tightest spots. After I put them into the tank yesterday they were very upfront. They swam in the powerhead stream, looked around for food, explored the caves and played with the pulchra. They acted like they had been in the tank for a long time. Today, however, when I turned on the lights and fed them bloodworms, they all acted as if