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BOTIA MODESTA VIII


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.

This 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

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