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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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ID this Loach please!

I was given this guy (girl?) and I don't know what s/he is!? Can anyone identify this loach?? Is s/he compatible with RCS and my Betta? What do I feed?

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Was there supposed to be a pic or a link? I don't see either.
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I can see the pic...?
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That was weird. The 1st time it didn't show for me now it does. Sorry about that.
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Looks like this to me . . . hope you have a big tank.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...90&pcatid=1590
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I should've looked at your link.
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That's a Chain Loach (aka Dwarf Loach). They need to be in shoals of at least 6 and reach 2.5 inches. They will take flakes, catfish pellet, algae wafers, and other small-sized frozen foods. They need a soft, sandy substrate that won't damage their barbels. 15 gallon minimum. They are generally peaceful and are good with fish with similar temperaments.

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He's a Angelicus Botia Loach (Botia angelicus).. Not best for my tank as I only have a 10G. :( I guess I could try to bring him in and see if the fish store will exchange him towards a couple Kuhli Loaches maybe? I definitely need a loach to keep the snails down and clean the bottom as I'm not a fan or cories at all! (Sorry to the lovers!)
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or get a couple of assassin snails they eat other snails
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