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Re: Botia striata

Thanks Tom.  I decided to get these guys (bought them at a different store,
though).  I got three of them, and although it's been just one week, I love
these guys!  Right now one of them is resting on my driftwood, which is at a
45 degree angle.  The loach is using a big leaf of my N. lotus as a blanket,
it's tucked in there between the wood and the leaf, with just its nose
sticking out, snug as a bug.  The loaches don't seem interested in the
plants, other than to look for food in and around them, but they haven't
done any damage.


From: "II, Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
<<<<<<I have had a school for 8 years.
Never did they uproot nor touch a plant. They are likely the best of the
Botia, even far more suitable than the highly prized clown loach. They love
snails to no end. I think I got my first ones back in the late 1970's. They
are a perfect plant fish if you don't like snails or need someone to feed
the excess snails to.