Originally Posted by Byron
What two types? The "Golden" Dojo Loach is the species Misgurnus anguillicaudatus. Fish of the same species can attain different sizes, just as people can, due to many factors, but in our profiles for instance the expected maximum size is given as one should always plan for that with a species.
BTW, you are familiar with our profiles? The names above shaded, meaning they are in the profiles, you can click the name to see the info.
Thanks for mentioning the profiles. They're quite helpful.
I'm curious whether these two variants of M. anguillicaudatus
exhibit a greater difference in size than one would expect due to chance alone. Since I don't know of any formal studies that address this question, I'd like to hear about other people's individual experiences with these fish.
The only dojos I've been able to find in local stores are the golden ones, so these are the ones I purchased. The little I've been able to glean online suggests that golden dojos have a smaller length and girth than the brown and white dojos, and I'm a little worried that the golden variant might be less robust than the dojo loaches that don't have this color mutation. So if anyone can comment on the relative size and health of these two variants, I'd love to hear it.