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Ignorance at the lfs...

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Sunday, 13 February 2005, at 5:32 p.m.

Not that I should expect minimum wage weekend workers at a pet warehouse store to be able to name loaches by species, but the Super Pet out in Richmond had a sign up for Botia modesta as well as "Butterfly Plecos." I could see some actual plecos, some Beaufortias, and some Schisturas, but no modestas, so I asked one of the gawky teens to move some of the rockwork in case there really were modestas...
He told me that the Schisturas were "red-tailed Botias" hence, B. modesta. I begged to differ, so he said I could have the Schisturas for the price of a modesta - $18.00! I declined.