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post #11 of 15 Old 04-29-2011, 06:26 AM
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That's the trouble with loaches. I was wondering if you could get pics of them in full colors. Need darker substrate and background to accomplish that. The Nemacheilus, Acanthocobitis and Schistura are so closely alike.

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-29-2011, 12:18 PM
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As I suggested in the other thread, it is worth your time to browse through the photos on the loach site I linked. Lupin is quite correct, there are many "similar" looking loaches, and you need to examine little things which are best seen on the live fish in your tank. Markings on the fins for example, or any colour hues, the type of patterning, and so forth. The general drawings on that site are quite good to narrow down the options.

By the way, asking the same issue in three different threads in three different sections of the forum is not a good idea, as you will get some members here and some members there. With one thread, everyone will see everyone else's responses, and this is usually better for a more complete answer. Sometimes we all jig each other's thinking.

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As I suggested in the other thread, it is worth your time to browse through the photos on the loach site I linked. Lupin is quite correct, there are many "similar" looking loaches, and you need to examine little things which are best seen on the live fish in your tank. Markings on the fins for example, or any colour hues, the type of patterning, and so forth. The general drawings on that site are quite good to narrow down the options.

By the way, asking the same issue in three different threads in three different sections of the forum is not a good idea, as you will get some members here and some members there. With one thread, everyone will see everyone else's responses, and this is usually better for a more complete answer. Sometimes we all jig each other's thinking.

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i am sorry byron this was from my lack of understanding about how to post add to an already going thread and uplaod photos to a thread rather than a wish to post in multi places(which shows my ignorance as i thought i had posted to the same place anyhow)? I use a smart phone to search online and if you could as a moderator delete everything but this post thread for me i can just use this. I did not mean to rub anyone up the wrong way i only found the site a few days ago.

Also looking myself without help with the subtle things was what i needed help with i am out of my depth with this maybe i should just be content they are happy and healthy i feel a little stupid now.
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i am sorry byron this was from my lack of understanding about how to post add to an already going thread and uplaod photos to a thread rather than a wish to post in multi places(which shows my ignorance as i thought i had posted to the same place anyhow)? I use a smart phone to search online and if you could as a moderator delete everything but this post thread for me i can just use this. I did not mean to rub anyone up the wrong way i only found the site a few days ago.

Also looking myself without help with the subtle things was what i needed help with i am out of my depth with this maybe i should just be content they are happy and healthy i feel a little stupid now.
There is no reason to feel stupid. I have trouble identifying lots of fish. I have a group of pencilfish that arrived mixed in with rummynose tetra and after several months I am still not sure which of 2 possible species they are. If you could narrow it down to a few possibilities with the help of that loach site, then post your results, I would be happy to review your photos within the narrower field and see what I can come up with.

On the site, it takes all of us some trial and error so don't let that bother you. There is a section on using the forum somewhere [see, I don't know that], you may find some answers to questions there. I'll merge the loach thread for you, it takes a moderator to do that.

Glad you found us. Never be afraid of asking questions, all of us here are happy to help where we can. And we all had similar questions and mustn't forget that.

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Edit: OK, merged the two loach threads. Left the other alone as it had other issues too. B.

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Here's the subforum that may be of some helpin using the forum. Do not feel bad, Mgray. We've ALL been there!!

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