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Zebra Loaches

Posted By: Keef <durwaine1@msn.com>
Date: Thursday, 4 December 2003, at 3:43 p.m.

Hello All,

I currently have one single zebra loach(botia striata) that I bought from a Fish Store almost 6 months ago. He is only about two and a half inches long and has been doing well. I keep mostly small schooling fish in planted tanks and got the loach for snail control. I haven't actually seen him go after the snails much, but in any tanks I have placed him in, the snail population has dropped dramatically. I was worried about him attacking the smaller fish, but he hasn't.
Now, I know that Zebra Botias are schooling fish
and I have been looking for companions for him. I came across this auction on Aquabid http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwcatfish&1070679005

However, that loach looks nothing like the loa