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Botia kubotai - Development of Markings During Growth

by Martin Thoene last modified Dec 15, 2006 06:46 PM

A comparison of two different individuals of this species as they grew.


These Botia kubotai were owned by Cybermeez and she took photographs to show how the two fish changed over time. Both fish died in late spring 2006 when an unknown disease claimed their lives and that of several other loaches with which they shared a 150 gallon tank.

When it comes to markings, Botia kubotai is a very varied species. These particular individuals, though different, started with a fairly open pattern. Other forms of this species may have more black areas and generally as the fish increases in size, these will get increasing numbers of bluish colored dots within the black areas.



Loach #1
Loach #2
January 3, 2004
 
 Botia kubotai 
January 27, 2004
 
 Botia kubotai 
February 20, 2004
 
 Botia kubotai 
March 2, 2004
March 2, 2004
 Botia kubotai Botia kubotai
March 22, 2004
March 22, 2004
 Botia kubotai Botia kubotai
 September 25, 2004
  Loach #1 on Right, Loach #2 on Left
 
 Botia kubotai 
December 12, 2004
  Loach #2 on Right, Loach #1 on Left
 
 Botia kubotai 
 July 20, 2005 July 20, 2005
 Botia kubotai, baby 1f Botia kubotai, baby 2c
 October 25, 2005 October 28, 2005
 Botia kubotai, baby 1g Botia kubotai, baby 2d
 February 25, 2006 February 25, 2006
 Botia kibotai, baby 1h Botia kubotai, baby 2f



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