name starts with tiger, forgot the rest, please help

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  • $\begingroup$ Where is it from? Do you know that? $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Jan 26 '17 at 6:11
  • $\begingroup$ I got it from a local pet store called Elliot's $\endgroup$ – Sara tarango Jan 26 '17 at 6:17
  • $\begingroup$ In which country is it? $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Jan 26 '17 at 6:19
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    $\begingroup$ Please add some more information about it, like its size, habitat (where you live), etc. $\endgroup$ – another 'Homo sapien' Jan 26 '17 at 7:00
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    $\begingroup$ You could just go to the pet store and ask. $\endgroup$ – AlexDeLarge Jan 26 '17 at 9:10

It's probably a juvenile tiger loach, or tiger botia.

Wikipedia picture of Tiger Loach

Adult Tiger Loach

Ypunger individual

Younger individual of another species

These fish are from the genus Syncrossus and the family Botiidae which include many common aquarium fishes. This genus comes from India, Myanmar, and Southern Asia.

These fish can grow up to 20-25cm (~10in).

Syncrossus species can be told appart using appropriate litterature. This specie sheet from seriously-fish is well documented and provide interesting links from further reading and a quick explanation of its taxonomy easily accessible for the average guy,


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