New photos - November 2004
My Botia modesta finding a snail. Soon
after, the snail was gone. Click on the thumbnails to get the full
picture. Photos by G.J.Reclos/MCH
New photos - October 2004
One of the two Botia modesta, aged 8+
years. Photos by G.J.Reclos/MCH.
Another shot of one of my two B. modesta, taken three years after the
picture below. Both Botia modesta are older than 8 years now but are as
active as ever The two fish are practically intolerable of each other
and it is only because of the large surface that there are no frequent
fights. Photo: G.J.Reclos/MCH, August 2004. Click on the image for a
high resolution picture.
shot of my Botia modesta (Blue botia) was
shot using a digital camera. You can see the detail of its mouth, the barbells
and the "cut" under the eye which houses the spine. The spine is
visible when the fish "closes" its eyes. The shot was taken when
the fish rushed for the surface to be amongst the first to take food.
Housed with mbuna fish, it knows it has to get a good place from the
beginning since it is not a good swimmer. After staying in that tank for
more than 3 years it has become a "day" fish, while its
nocturnal activities keep the population of the mbuna under control.
Shot in July 2001