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leconti or modesta?

Posted By: Shari <sanford@monmouth.com>
Date: Saturday, 1 March 2003, at 9:24 a.m.

I originally purchased only one botia from my LFS. Reading up I decided to go back and get him some friends--got 2 more from the same tank, same store. Upon observation it seems that my first fish 'The Bot' may actually be a leconti--he has yellow fins, a slimmer, silver body, and is longer in the body and snout. He has the dark marking on his caudal peduncle, but its somewhat faded. He is also most definitely the Boss. His two friends are stouter, bluer and have decidedly red fins and play together regularly. They get out of his way if he even glances in his direction. So-it looks like he is still friendless but I'm out of room for more 'friends' in my 30 gal community tank ;-(