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Noemacheilus/Shistura? (long)

Posted By: tapper of spines <ejspence@students.wisc.edu>
Date: Friday, 18 January 2002, at 5:09 p.m.

I visited my LFS last night to pick up some goodies, and of course took the occasion to look around to see what was in stock. I found what the shop was selling as 'Ringed Loaches.' I was very tempted, since they were quite obviously hillstream loaches of some kind. However I have made the mistake before of buying things that I couldn't identify, and so put off the purchase until I could find out what it was.

Having finally had a chance to do some digging I've found the loach in question: Dahli Ring Loach - Noemacheilus scaturigina. Or, at least, so claims LOL. However, fishbase.org lists this species under two names, both the one above and Shistura scaturigina.

The reason this concerns me is that it has been mentioned here many times that Shistu