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post #31 of 83 Old 10-15-2007, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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actually there are actually species of the two different colors of those two loaches as far as I know I used to think there were died but they aren't I believe. I do know that they may dye they more to pronounce that color. I know I read that on loaches.com as well lol but I've loked up the strawberry botia and it is it's own species next to the blueberry. It may have changed though.
Hmmm..Yes, that's what I thought too but calling the loaches blueberry and strawberry had me thinking they are dyed which all too often makes it harder for us to distinguish which is the genuine one and which is the dyed one at first sight.

I already knew there is a pink morph but the names being used always peeved me.

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post #32 of 83 Old 10-15-2007, 01:40 AM
Yes me too I almost had an arguement with the guy bucause I thoguht I knew they were dyed but he swore that they were not. But I know they don't come in bright pink those would be the dyed ones. It is more like a very drab pink but the fish I had were clearly different colors. I remember when we had fish that were parrot fish with I "heart" you and I love you tattooed on them for sale around valenines day! I quit a week later.
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post #33 of 83 Old 10-15-2007, 09:56 AM
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Yasuhikotakia modesta is pretty frequently dyed. If you look them up in the species index on Loaches .com (I'd link, but there's a forum there and I don't want to get the whole post deleted over that), you'll find down near the bottom pictures of dyed forms that easily could be called blueberry and strawberry. They get 7-10" long and are pretty darn aggressive, particularly if they don't have enough conspecifics to tussle with.

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Hey Tophat, is that a weather loach (dont know the latin name) i see in one of your pictures?
That is indeed a Weather Loach, Misgurnis anguillicaudatus. I know they are not a tropical species, but I got 2 of them, 3 B. striata, a B. almorhae, a B. kubotai, and the Nemacheilus with a 20 gallon tank, which was silliness and lead to me purchasing the 50 gallon in the picture to house them. Tropical or No, the Weather Loaches have been thriving well enough that I got 2 golden weather loaches to keep them company. (And I know how things work well enough that I got 4 more each of the B. almorhae and B. kubotai, moved the almorhae to a 75, and put the 3 striata I got with the 5 striata I had in the 75 too. Probably ought to get a couple more Neamcheilus, but I really don't have the space in the 50, and he is a character all by his lonesome.)

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well, a comforting thought is i think we similar species of loaches around a weather loach can stand to be all by his lonesome.
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post #35 of 83 Old 10-17-2007, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Nemacheilus masyai (probably, N. pallidus, possibly)

That's Groucho, my sand loach (N. masyai), from last Xmas. He's pushing 4" these days.
By the way, Tophat665, I tried to determine the correct identity of your Nemacheilus. I'm leaning more on Nemacheilus masyai. I've look into a photo of a Nemacheilus pallidus in another site and studied the differences between the two. The stripes of a N. masyai is wider in comparison to the the N. pallidus which yours appear to be. It seems less bulkier than the photos of the N. pallidus but I can't explain about the eyes.

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He's gotten heavier bodied (in fact, he may be a she), and the markings are a lot more pronounced now. Also, he's become pretty aggressive, claiming the whole front of the tank, all four caves. I may have to bring him back to the fish store if I ever want to see my Angelicus Loaches again. Based on Loaches.com, I tend to agree that it's N. pallidus, but it really could be either unless I want to hit fishbase and count rays and scales (which I don't).

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post #37 of 83 Old 10-23-2007, 02:55 AM
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post #38 of 83 Old 10-23-2007, 03:23 AM
I have a skunk they're like terrorists!
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post #39 of 83 Old 10-23-2007, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thought I'd post these photos of a loach owned by Sam (mcloughlin2) of another forum for those who have not known yet about its existence.





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post #40 of 83 Old 10-23-2007, 09:57 PM
how strange? they better get that to make fry!
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