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The unknown loach!!

Posted By: Beth Lenhoff <Lenhoffszoo@juno.com>
Date: Friday, 16 July 2004, at 6:20 p.m.

Having just aquired a trio of Darios, I see why Mark thoughtthe little Nemacheilus (that we're not sure what it is), was a Dario, They look almost identical except for size. I don't know about female darios, but the little ones are easy to sex as the female are rounded, like a Beluga, or killer whale shape, the male are long and slender. I don't know if anyone else has this loach...but I love them. I'm up to ten, divided between three Aquariums. They are like Papillons, they don't realize how small they are, they chase much bigger fish, really funny to watch it chase a six inch Dojo! And they have a tendancy to hang upside down off leaves. Just too funny to watch! Now if we can just figure out exactly what they are!?