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Erik, Nikki, et al...

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Friday, 22 October 2004, at 8:11 p.m.

2 inch horse face loaches at Big Al's in Richmond for $4.99 each.

Also, they have a tank full of these so-called Golden Zebra Loaches - same ones, IMO that were at Pet Boutique. They look like they're going to be either kubotai or histrionica - but they're neither! Some of them are 3 inches long, and show no signs of either typical pattern. Now, the stripes may split in two and they'll turn out to be B. rostrata, but I honestly couldn't say from looking at them.
These fish seem a little longer and more slender perhaps, but definitely the "true" Botia head. I watched them for so long, trying to find one that I could ID, I had a head rush when I stood up - just about knocke