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More Zipper Contaminants

Posted By: Adam Coffman <adamcoffman07@netscape.net>
Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2003, at 1:47 p.m.

I posted last week that I had purchased 3 Zipper loaches (Acanthocobitis botia) and had also bought a contaminant that I identified as Schistura beavani. Well, after the Zippers got settled in, I noticed one was a bit different. I now think it's a Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis (Cherry Fin Loach). It's pattern is almost identical to the Zippers but it's fins are definitely a red color. It also seems to be a bit more agressive than the Zippers. Interestingly, it's zipper pattern is much darker in the morning when the lights first come on and it quickly fades after a few minutes.