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2009-01-15 07:01:39

A Spanish research team has researched and described for the first time in Europe the spread of the invasive dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) fish species. The fish comes from East Asia and was first discovered in the Ebro delta in 2001. Since then, it has occupied various parts of the river during its lightning spread, and is now definitively established. The researchers do not rule out that it could occupy new areas within coming years and threaten the survival of native species. The...


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2009-01-15 18:15:49

The Dwarf Loach (Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki) also known as the Ladderback Loach, Pygmy Loach, Chain Loach or Chain Botia, is a freshwater species of fish commonly found in the pet trade. Its natural habitat is the Mae Klong River and the Khwae Noi River in western Thailand. It is an endangered species and is protected in Thailand. It was thought to be extinct until recently rediscovered in Sangkhla Buri. The Dwarf Loach can grow up to 2 inches in length. It closely resembles the...

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2007-04-04 14:54:38

A Yoyo loach, Almora loach or Pakistani loach, Botia almorhae, is a freshwater fish belonging to the loach family (Cobitidae). It originates in the slow-running and still waters of India and Pakistan, whence the name Pakistani loach originates. It is commonly found in aquariums, but is not nearly as common as its more popular relative, the clown loach. They may attain a length of up to 5 in, and are named for their black and white patterns, which often can be seen to spell "yoyo" (especially...

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2007-04-04 14:45:13

A Clown loach Chromobotia macracanthus, (formerly Botia macracanthus) is a freshwater fish belonging to the loach family (Cobitidae) and is the sole member of the genus Chromobotia. Originating in Asia on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, it is commonly kept as a pet in tropical aquaria. They have orange fins with 3 black bands on an orange body and some barbels about their mouth which are used to feel around for food. Often sold in the pet trade at around 1.5 in, they do grow fast until...

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2007-04-04 14:42:57

The Kuhli loach, Pangio kuhlii, is a small worm-like freshwater fish belonging to the loach family (Cobitidae). It originates in Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula. Physical description The Kuhli loach is an eel-shaped fish, elongated with slightly compressed sides, and very small fins. The dorsal fin starts behind the middle of the body, and the anal fin well behind this. The eyes are covered with a transparent skin. The body has 15 to 20 dark brown to black vertical bars, and the gaps...

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2007-04-04 14:22:31

The Weather loach or Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus), is a freshwater fish in the loach family Cobitidae. They are native to Asia but are also popular as an aquarium fish. The name Weather loach is shared with several species including the European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) and the spotted weather loach (Cobitis taenia). The name weather loach comes from their ability to detect changes in barometric pressure and react with frantic swimming or standing on end. This is because...

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