Sand Loach Species

wrs2

Recently I purchased 3 sand loaches. I got them from the same LFS, but one of them looks totally different from the other two. I can’t for the life of me figure out what species of loach they are.

I believe the one in the first photo is Nemacheilus masyae , but unsure about the second one.

Can someone help?


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veggieshark

I think some kind of Schistura. Maybe Schistura kohchangensis. Notostigma is more commonly found in the trade. It resembles that, too, but not sure.
I believe I had the same fish, but I don't remember what exactly it was sold as, possibly as Schistura sp. without specifics. Very fun fish that lives for many years but doesn't like too warm temperatures .
 
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wrs2

I think some kind of Schistura. Maybe Schistura kohchangensis. Notostigma is more commonly found in the trade. It resembles that, too, but not sure.
I believe I had the same fish, but I don't remember what exactly it was sold as, possibly as Schistura sp. without specifics. Very fun fish that lives for many years but doesn't like too warm temperatures .
That’s exactly it! Thank you so much!
 
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