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A rose by any other name

Posted By: Taratron
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2004, at 7:33 p.m.

I know this has to be somewhere posted very obviously on the site, but I'm curious. What constitutes a loach? Presence of a certain amount of barbels, of dorsal rays?

I guess what I mean is, what is the definition of a loach. How is a loach different from a botia? What makes a certain fish be classified as a loach or a catfish?

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