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    Default Striata / Zebra Loach?


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    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Striata / Zebra / Candystripe Loach?

    I've heard they are a much more peaceful and practically sized alternative to many other botiine loaches. I had a group of yoyos at one stage and had to give them away because they terrorized my tank.

    According to loaches.com...
    Probably the most readily available of what I would term a ‘small and peaceful species’ would undoubtedly be the Zebra Loach (Botia striata) from India. With a maximum size of 10 cm (4 in) it is much more suited to smaller tanks, and will co-exist peacefully with all other species. It’s glorious pattern of thin alternating black and white bars is eye-catching, and lends itself perfectly to this fish’s other common name of Candystripe Loach. I can’t recommend this species enough!
    Last edited by Amelia; 09-02-2012 at 09:53 AM.

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    My mom had some and they terrorized her other loaches and were very territorial of their hidey spots. Very pretty guys though. :)
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    Ugh, damn. Might have to give all loaches a miss then except kuhlis. I wish dwarf chains weren't obscenely expensive.

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    Just so you know, I have a few of these and I love them. They haven't been aggressive to anybody in my tank so far. They are reasonably small compared to other loaches of their kind. I am super glad I bought them. Maybe I just got lucky text picked some peaceful ones.
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    I think I read that zebra loaches are endangered. Such a shame, they're beautiful fish.

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    Yeah they are gorgeous. That would suck of it were true. I especially love the odd patterned ones. The ones we got aren't straight lined. They look more like puzzle stripped.
    "A grain of sand is all I ever wanted to be. Lay me down and let the water wash over me, wash over me." -Mickey Newbury
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    I've never seen them but I want a group of them some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameliaaahx
    Ugh, damn. Might have to give all loaches a miss then except kuhlis. I wish dwarf chains weren't obscenely expensive.
    There's another small peaceful loach called the Banded Dwarf Loach, Yunnannilus Crucias you might be interesed in. youtube has several vids of this guy. I have also seen it called the Dwarf Hovering Loach and the Pygmy Multi Stripe Loach.

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