Some of these loaches have been around since 2003. They were in my mom's tank, then mine, then RD, and back to mine.
RD has some nice ones too. They really are a great fish and will fill the whole tank if they are unmolested by other fish. I always enjoy watching these guys unique behavior.
I love modesta I had a group of 9 but had to get rid of them when my bass got too big for them. I found my biggest bass with a tail sticking out of its mouth breathing heavy. The spines got lodged into the bass’ throat and it couldn’t spit it out for about 20-30 min. I thought for sure both fish were goners.
Eventually the bass spit it out and both fish are still alive to this day. The red tails are tough as nails.