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Loach ID problem

Posted By: Lotus <eschmitt@link.net>
Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2003, at 8:37 p.m.

I recently bought 4 of what I thought were skunk loaches. Two of them are they typical looking ones. One of the others has the black stripe down its back, as well as some vertical stripes on its body. The fourth one looks pretty different. It has no black line along its back, but has vertical stripes (dark gray, not very solid, some longer than others). Its tail is much more orange than the others. Its dorsal fin has a line along the top, and spots below, and is also orange. The black stripe at the tail has yellow on either side of it, which the others don't.

Is this still Botia morleti, just with a different pattern? Or is it a different fish completely? He/she swims with the others, and has the same body shape