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Loach ID
February 16, 2015
7:18 pm
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Dana
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1 1/2 years ago I bought 3 loaches, labeled as "Acanthocobitis urophtalmus". Unfortunately one died in the next few weeks and only two remained. They don´t look like any of the Acanthocobitis in the profiles, so I wonder which loaches I have here.Acanthocobitis-141118_03.JPGImage Enlarger

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February 17, 2015
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Looks like A. pictilis?

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February 17, 2015
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Thanks, Matt!
I am not sure if they are A. pictilis, because of some differences.
In A. pictilis there is no description of a sexual dichromatism. The loach with the reddish pigmentation on my pic always had&has that pigmentation (male), while the other loach never had the slightest red pigmentation (probable female).

Unfortunately the pics showing my loaches short time after purchasing aren´t very good, still you can recon the reddish coloration present only in one of the two loaches.

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Meantime my loaches should be at least 2 years old and are still very peaceful to each other, no agressions at all.
Their TL ist about 6,5 cm (presumed female) and max. 7 cm (male) now. 
The pattern looks a little bit different, then in A. pictilis.
What o you think?

February 26, 2015
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Looking at the new pics I'd say they are most similar to A. botia. Hopefully one of our Indian members or The.Dark.One will see this as they are far better qualified to offer an accurate id than me.

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