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#1 Andy_1984

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 12:32 PM

Had two botia striata for a while now (golden zebra loach im certain) they dont look like normal botia. More like candy stripe or yoyo loach.

Anyway. One of em keeps chasing the other away under the filter but the other is looking to cosy up to it but other is having none of it :lol:

Pretty neat fish they click like clown loaches when they are feeding oj certain things.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:28 AM

Botia striata AKA Botia striatus, Botia striata kolhapurensis.
Common names; Zebra loach, Candystripe loach.
 
Botia almorhae AKA Botia lohachata.
Common names Yoyo Loach, Almorha Loach, Pakistani Loach, Reticulated loach.
 
Botia histrionica.
Burmese Loach, Golden Zebra Loach, Silver Striped Loach.

 

Whatever they are two are not enough.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:04 PM

the two were fine up until just recently. one battered the sh*t out of the other. I mean like a serious beating and killed it. few days later the other died. no problems with my other fish. very weird.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 11:08 AM

the two were fine up until just recently. one battered the sh*t out of the other. I mean like a serious beating and killed it. few days later the other died. no problems with my other fish. very weird.

That is wierd. That might be because you only had two. They are happier in gangs of for or five.


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

I have 3 in my tank and thus far they are fine with each other and their tank companions. I no longer have shrimp and snails however.