Welcome to the Loaches Online Forum Archives, full of historical information on loaches and other freshwater tropical aquarium fish from 1998 to 2005. You may want to use the Search Engine to find what you're looking for, or browse the other archives: (Archive 1) (Archive 2) (Archive 3) (Archive 4) (Archive 5) (Archive 6)

Don't forget to visit the new Loach Forum when you're finished!

View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg

The Loach Forum Archives (5)

identify loach species

Posted By: Nicoloach <nag@fuse.net>
Date: Wednesday, 5 March 2003, at 3:55 p.m.

I did something for the first time yesterday... I bought a fish without researching it first. I just couldn't resist its cute loach face. The only one in the shop, came in with an order of what the lfs said were queen botias but they didn't look like others I'd seen. Anyway, now I can't figure out what it is and what it needs to be happy in captivity. I looked at every picture on this site and the fish it most resembles is the Sandy Korean Loach, but not exactly. My fish has a red tail and the verticle bands on its body are more solid. But it is the same shape as the Sandy Korean and has a speckled head and similar face. Any ideas as to what I've got? I put it in my 72 gallon tank that already has five