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Nemacheilus species identification

Posted By: Sherry <sherry_bevan@hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2001, at 8:58 a.m.

Recently I purchased 3 unidentified loaches. Store owner didn't know what they were altho' his knowledge is pretty good. Were sold to him as Panda Loaches but he was selling as Banded Loaches. Cost 2.75 each. Quite small - maybe 1.5" to 2" long.

Looking at the species index, I believe they may be Nemacheilus olivaceus.

Does anybody know much about these? ie feeding, behaviour, full size etc.

They settled in very quickly - occasionally one buries itself in the gravel just leaving tail sticking out. Don't swim about together like botias. Get very excited at feeding time esp. when the gravel gets stirred up.

Sherry, LND, England