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Question Fish ID

Got them on special order but I am sure they are not what I ordered.
About 2" long, must be adults by now.

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What did you order? And where did you order from? If we can get a list of the supplier, then we can get a better idea of what's been ordered/received.

They look to be a type of loach, perhaps a Nemacheilus? This was about the closest I could find on seriouslyfish, but you may have a better time than me when looking through the various fish pictures: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...heilus-corica/

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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I already went through various web sites, looking for close matches, without much luck.
I ordered them from an LFS in my area as Botia Kubotai, which, they are obviously not.
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Rare find, Lucky you!
I saw them on aquabid years ago, Vietnamese mountain loach, but don't know their scientific name.


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Rare find, Lucky you!

I saw them on aquabid years ago, Vietnamese mountain loach, but don't know their scientific name.
I was about to say: some kind of loach because of the mounth and body fin. Thanks

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Maybe one of these?


Zipper loach (Acanthocobitis botia)
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@Bandit1200 that was my closest guess but I'm sure they are not it.

@Bettatail, I can't find Vietnamese anywhere on the web ... Want them? I have no use for them.

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@victorusaconte,

right, but not likely from Botia family. They are < 2", round, without lateral body compression, their snouts do not have the pronounced slant. All fins are clear, no markings. They do seem to be social, if on inter-species aggressive side. They stay on the bottom, unless startled. Mostly staying under driftwood, don't seem to care about the current.

They are supposedly wild caught and I got them when they were tiny, maybe 1" but very thin.
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I check it again, looks like banded mountain loaches from Sri Lanka
there are different pattern of "bands" on this fish though.
Acanthocobitis urophthalmus

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@Bettatail, it does look like Acanthocobitis. If it is urophthalmus is questionable. All 12 of mine have the same pattern of 2 dots, very few interconnected. Oh well, it is what it is.

They do seem to be peaceful, not bothering cories, dwarf puffers, platties, or an Angel that were with them in the QT tank. I might dump them into a 140g and let them be. Not really what I wanted though.

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They look like a bigger kuhli and yoyo loach mixed. Can kuhlis and banded mountain loaches be kept together?
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Those are really nice loaches-- really beautiful patterns!-- just toss in the large tank and you will rarely see them among all your plants. I would take them off your hands in a minute, but doubt they could take the high temperatures of my tanks.
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generally schooling loaches in the fast flowing current/river, are peaceful and active, they sure will be good tank mates in your 140G, wait until they color up, take some pictures and show us again,
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I do wonder if they will color up as they are in a tank with white sand. If they do stay ~2" and don't jump then my 22 long that only has 3 White Clouds might be another good option. Thanks!
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(as someone else mentioned banded mountain loach?]
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