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redtail zebra loach...minus the red

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Hello. I bought a pair of 'botia striata' from my lfs and did some research and found out they are red-tailed zebra loaches, but they do not have a red tail. Does anyone know how to care for these and any requirements etc? Any other infowould also be apppreciated thanks! :D
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Here is a great link on the zebra loaches. I have never heard of red-tailed ones though. The tails of the ones I have are lightly striped like the stripes on their body.

I have 2 zebras in my aquarium. They suggest keeping them in groups of 3 or more, but I could only find 2. I thought it might be a problem, but they appear to be a male/female pair and really like each other (it is a rare occasion when they aren't swimming together) and are non-aggressive so I never went to find another one. They are really easy to care for, they eat just about anything I feed the aquarium (Brine shrimp, daphnia, flake, sinking shrimp pellets) and just scavenge around all day long. They like hiding places like caves and pvc pipes, etc. Cool little fish, I hope you get as much enjoyment out of yours as I do. One of mine has pretty blue eyes and likes to come out the front of the glass and "waggle" at me.

If you scroll down the species index of the page, you will find the red-tailed zebra page. Mine looks exactly like those, except mine have a clear and black striped tail.
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