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But can you breed them?

Posted By: Jesse Kelly <main_board@yahoo.com>
Date: Saturday, 5 January 2002, at 10:30 a.m.

Hello Everyone,

I have recently been infected by the botia/loach fever. I don't have any yet, but I plan to get some very soon. Which species I get depend largerly on what information you can give me. What I would like to know is an of your experience with breeding any kind of loach or botia. Please don't leave out a single detail. Also, any websites you have found that contain information on their breeding habits. I know this information is rare, I this summer I am going to conduct several experiments outside in my ponds to try and get loaches and botias to spawn. Also, does anyone know, or have a picture, of what the substrate of loaches and botias natural habitat looks like. I want to simulate their natural conditions as much as possible. Hope you can help.