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Weird new loach... can't find it on the list..

Posted By: Mike R. <XfeeliumX@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2004, at 12:18 a.m.

Hey everyone! I picked up a pair of odd loaches that caught my eye (I can't help but do it, if I see a species I haven't seen before, I buy it :D) needless to say, I really can't find this species on the list. I'm THINKING it's Botia, possibly Leptobotia. It resembles the Yo-yo and most other Botias in SHAPE.. It's base colour is rich tan, and it has about 5 or 6 thick vertical bands of tawny brown. From the belly up there are isosceles triangles of the rich tan INSIDE of the thick brown stripes. If that makes no sense I'll draw a picture. Anyway, they also have elongated noses. My guess is some kind of sand loach? Anyone