04-29-2011, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
I can't say with certainty which species. What size are these? I assume juvies?? Loaches "graying" out at will is very common and typical of loaches, just in case you didn't know. I remember when mine first did this and my first thought was that they were very ill. I even went so far as trying to fish them out of the tank so I could "treat" them. Who knows what I was thinking as what the heck would I treat them with, since I had no idea what it was, lol. Whatever species your loaches are cute, very cute.
Thank you for your post. They are about 5 cm at the moment. Yes they are juvies they were really thin and even bent in places as they were so thin when we got them. I did not know they could all do it no. I am really new to loaches so thanks. Hee hee I would have done the same only they all did it at different times and went back at different times so I never thought it was a problem as by the time I thought it might be they had changed back. More than I change my clothes hee hee. Thanks again
Byron was so kind as to speak with me about it already and suggested zipper loach Acanthrocobitis Botia. They do look similar to this but not exact. He suggested it is easier with the fish infront of you but I am not finding it easy at all. Hee hee I was wondering the two main things that look different are the red ting to the whiskers and nose and the back markings over the head and eyes and theblack spot on dorsal fin.
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