01-08-2013, 03:38 PM
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I'm with Jeff. I have both these species in my 36-inch 33g tank and they are fine. I have five of each. "Dwarf" loaches are hard to find as there are so few, and even fewer in the hobby on any sort of regular basis. If I were to pick between these two, I would say that my favourite is the Banded Dwarf Loach, and here you would get your stripes.
Burmese Loach is Botia histrionica, and it gets too large for your tank. Check the profile. [Love this species epithet, histrionica, somewhat indicative of behaviours.
If your 30g is 36 inches in length, another possibility in striped loaches is the Zebra Loach. A group of 5. These are a tad larger, but manage in 3-foot tanks if they have lots of wood with tunnels. I have these in my 90g and they are always playing tag. Careful with upper fish with these, because of the activity and sometimes they can fin nip, so no sedate fish.