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Old 09-22-2004, 12:45 AM   #1
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Got a couple of loaches...

Picked up a pair of these today....I am not a big loach person, but these guys are quite nice:

http://www.loaches.com/species_pages..._mahnerti.html
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Re: Got a couple of loaches...

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Where did you find them??
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Toirtis....

I've got three of them that I've had in my loach tank for months now. Unless you have a REALLY good person at the LFS at loach identification....they're more likely Schistura sp.aff. vinciguerre. Most of the loaches coming in as Schistura mahnerti are actually the other taxon.

I wrote a profile on this loach for Aquarium Advice. Here's a link: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=19895
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Where did you find them??
Francos....they have several interesting loach species in currently....and some really nice rams, too.

Oh yes...and AC300s for $35.
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I've got three of them that I've had in my loach tank for months now. Unless you have a REALLY good person at the LFS at loach identification....they're more likely Schistura sp.aff. vinciguerre. Most of the loaches coming in as Schistura mahnerti are actually the other taxon.

I wrote a profile on this loach for Aquarium Advice. Here's a link: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=19895
Thanks. Both the wholesaler and the LFS owner really know their loaches, and after careful observation and comparison with a number of sources, I am pretty certain they are the S. mahnerti.
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I was at Franco's on the weekend for the first time.. I was really impressed with their stock.. The rams looked really good. So did their cribs and boesmani rainbows. I love the rainbow in their 'not for sale' showcase tanks.. I had to complement them on such nice healthy fish. And many of the fish were 30% off as well..

It was truly like being a kid in the candy store.. I still can't get the kribs out of my head with the rich red bellys!

congrats on the Loach find! I am glad to hear you shop there! Do C.A.S. members get a discount..

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I love the rainbow in their 'not for sale' showcase tanks..
I love a lot of things in those two tanks...some really impresive cats and big loaches, too.

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It is one of the few places I buy fish...most of mine come from Riverfront, Franco's, Gold...and to a lesser extent, Tanks aLot and Pisces. Unfortunately, no CAS discount at Franco's.
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Ya those show tanks were pretty exciting....

RiverFront has sooooo many fish I sometimes spend my lunch in there! I've only been to Gold's a few times last time I went was on a Thursday.. (the day they are closed)

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RiverFront has sooooo many fish I sometimes spend my lunch in there!
Have you seen the massive kuhli loaches Wayne just got in?
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